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3 May 2017

Teacher Teach in New York City with NYC Men Teach

NYC Dept. of Education

Job Description

Become a teacher, join a network of like-minded individuals, and be an innovator in the struggle towards a more equitable city. Approximately 8.5% of New York City teachers are males of color.  Meanwhile, male students of color make up 43% of the entire public school demographic.  By infusing New York City public schools with teachers that reflect the vast diversity of the city, we can make a difference in the lives of young people who are not accustomed to seeing themselves represented in the front of the class. Our candidates will take on the charge to Educate the next generation of leaders, Engage with classrooms and communities with cultural relevancy, and Empower young people by reflecting their value in the classroom and to the city.

Led by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Young Men’s Initiative, NYC Men Teach is an engagement and recruitment effort aimed to inspire more men of color to become teachers in New York City. In collaboration with the Department of Education, the City University of New York, and Teach for America, NYC Men Teach will bring more diverse cultures and perspectives into our classrooms by increasing the number of male educators of color in schools. NYC Men Teach is tasked with recruiting more teacher applicants to join NYC public schools, assisting interested candidates in finding the pathway to certification that is best for them, as well as providing hiring, mentoring, and teaching supports. Candidates will have access to a strong network and support structures to ensure their success – both in the classroom, and as leaders in education.

Compensation and Benefits

New York City public schools offer competitive starting salaries ranging from $54,000 to $81,694, based on prior teaching experience as well as your undergraduate and graduate education.

You may also become eligible for additional income through a wide array of incentives and school positions that will stretch and challenge you as an educator.  You might earn additional grants by teaching in a select, high-need school as part of our Teachers of Tomorrow program, or by helping your colleagues develop in one of our many teacher leadership roles.

Supports and Services of NYC Men Teach

NYC Men Teach offers support to first-year teachers apart of the initiative in two ways. First, NYC Men Teach assists prospective teachers in selecting the most appropriate pathway into the classroom based on educational background, past experience, and future goals. Through info sessions and consulting hours, NYC Men Teach highlights the various partners it works with which present multiple pathways to earn New York State teaching certification. In addition, while NYC Men Teach participants work towards their certification, the initiative offers free sessions on certification exam preparation, and interview and demo lesson preparation.

Secondly, NYC Men Teach will provide assistance to teachers apart of the initiative throughout their first year by delivering: a mentor, professional development on restorative justice, cultural relevancy, and mastery based teaching & learning, networking series with other young professionals, and hiring fairs with our network of principals and school leaders throughout the summer to help secure employment.

If you want to sign up for the NYC Men Teach newsletter to learn more about the initiative as you apply to one of our pathways, click here to express your interest.

Requirements (Previously Certified/Reciprocity)

If an NYC Men Teach candidate already possesses a teaching certification from within or outside of New York State or is currently working towards one, you would need to:

Requirements (Not Previously Certified)

If an NYC Men Teach candidate does not currently possess a teaching certification, you would need to first apply to either one of our partners that grant alternative certification while you teach throughout your first year, or you can elect a traditional certification route through our higher education partner, the City University of New York (CUNY).

With both of these options, all candidates would need to meet the individual requirements of each partner organization and complete their independent application processes.

Alternative Certification Partners

CUNY Campus Partners (MA/MEd)

*Though focused on the recruitment of African, African American/Black, Caribbean and Latino/Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander males and other underrepresented groups, NYC Men Teach does not discriminate based on race or gender and will serve as a model for improving diversity in education overall. All programs and activities of the NYC Men Teach program are open to all eligible applicants, without regard to race, gender, or national origin.

How to Apply

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher.

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