In-person Coursework & Fieldwork
Students who apply for Spring Entry begin the program in mid-January, and those who apply for Summer Entry start in mid-May. Once enrolled, students take 3-4 courses for their respective certification programs during their first term.
They also participate in an additional fieldwork course that prepares them for the residency experience that starts in September. The fieldwork ends in June.
Intensive Summer Institute & Mentor Pairings
Both entries merge into one cohort and jointly participate in our Intensive Summer Institute.
During this time, students take 2-4 courses from mid-May through mid-August and choose their Mentor Teacher by visiting classrooms in May and June.
After being matched, students and their Mentor Teacher are paired with a Residency Supervisor, thus forming what we call a "triad."
Together, triads attend our week-long orientation in early August to prepare for the residency.
Residency and Integrating Seminar Begins
Students spend Monday-Thursday co-teaching and co-planning with their Mentor Teacher. Simultaneously, their Residency Supervisor will conduct observations and provide continuous feedback.
On Fridays, students meet as a cohort to share bits of knowledge, skills, and practical experiences.
Students continue with their required coursework for their respective certification programs, taking 2-4 additional courses each semester. Some students may need to complete coursework during the summer, which starts in mid-May.
Residency & Most Coursework Ends
Students complete their residency in June and prepare for their new roles as teachers of record in NYC public schools.
Some Spring Entry students will complete 1-2 final courses through mid-August, and some Summer Entry students may need to complete 1-2 courses through the fall semester.