Teacher Opportunity Corps


The Teacher Opportunity Corps II (TOC) program is funded by the New York State Education Department and is designed to increase the number of New York State teachers from underrepresented backgrounds.  While completing their Teachers College teacher education program, TC TOC students also complete a 10-month internship in a New York City school, attend seminars with renowned TC faculty, and participate in workspaces with their fellow interns.  TC TOC students gain a variety of benefits, including tuition points, a generous travel stipend, access to exclusive professional development opportunities, and one of the most supportive peer networks at Teachers College!

Our Program

A TOC 2 student works with young students in an elementary school setting

The TOC II Experience

TOC II members engage in the following experiences during their TOC commitment at Teachers College:

  • A 10-month internship in one of our partnership schools
  • Seminars with TOC faculty members
  • Workspaces for peer support, community, and targeted professional development opportunities

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Mariana Souto-Manning
Professor of Early Childhood Education

All TOC II interns enrolled in early childhood and elementary programs attend seminars on anti-racist pedagogy, teaching for Black lives, and multicultural education with Dr. Souto Manning.

Associate Professor of English Education

The seminars for TOC II interns interested in working in secondary settings are led by Dr. Sealey-Ruiz. In the seminars, the interns explore culturally sustaining pedagogy, the role of radical love in the classroom, and anti racist teaching.

Questions about the TOC II Program?

Please contact us at toc2@tc.edu or 212-678-8219.

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