Who We Are
The New Visions-Hunter College Charter School Teacher Residency is a 24-month teacher preparation master’s degree program that prepares exceptional Special Education teachers to work in New Visions Charter High Schools. We provide mentoring and support, graduate coursework and financial benefits for all residents.
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Why a Charter School Residency?
Every young person needs an advocate, a helping hand and a listening ear along the path to success. At New Visions Charter High Schools, we believe that all students should have equal access to educational opportunities. Our school communities are open and inclusive learning environments where teachers support all students by personalizing instruction to meet their needs.
As a resident in one of our charter high schools, you will become an integral part of your students’ success. You will benefit from one-on-one support and partnership with an experienced mentor teacher in a shared team-teaching class. You’ll also be able to earn your master’s degree in secondary education for grades 7-12 and your certification in special education.
Mentoring & Support
During your first full year, you will work one-on-one with an experienced mentor teacher in a New Visions charter high school. You will learn to teach through deliberate, supported practice and responsibilities that gradually increase over time.
Over 24 months, you will earn a master’s degree in Secondary Education 7-12 Special Education from Hunter College, CUNY. The course sequence is designed to align with your resident teaching experience.
During the residency year, you will receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes health care coverage. After successfully completing the residency year, you can be hired as a full-time teacher at a starting salary of around $60,000.
“There always is a teacher to help me. My principal knows me personally. My school really helped me with everything, kept me on track.” Ajifanta M., Student at New Visions Charter High School
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- May be either career-changers or recent college graduates
- Possess an undergraduate degree with a 3.0+ GPA (or complete their undergraduate degree by June 2017)
- Are NOT currently certified to teach in the U.S.
- Have a commitment to changing the lives of New York City’s high-need special education students
- Are willing to commit to the 24-month residency and to four years of teaching in a New Vision charter school after the successful completion of the residency