Teacher Opportunity Corps

The Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC II) is a program funded by the New York State Education Department and is designed to increase the number of underrepresented individuals in the New York State teaching force. As a rich supplement to their teacher education program, TOC II students complete a 10-month internship in a New York City school, attend seminars with renowned TC faculty, participate in workspaces with their fellow interns, and 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!


Seminars & Workspaces

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

10-Month Internship

All TOC II members are expected to complete a 10-month internship in one of our partnership schools. The internship offers students the unique opportunity to grow their teaching practice and reach the goals they set for themselves. Generally, the interns work in their sites once a week. In previous years, the interns have provided classroom support to their host teachers that included: 1-on-1 small group instruction, assisting students informally throughout the day, whole class instruction, helping teachers prepare for lessons, and more.

Application Information


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 212-678-4057.

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