Teacher Pathway Program FAQs

General Information

 

Can I choose my mentor or where I am hired as a Pathways Teacher?

New Visions will send Pathways program candidates to participating schools for interview events. A participating New Visions Charter High School must offer the candidate a position in order for the candidate to be admitted to the Pathways program. Similarly, candidates do not make a commitment to the program until they know where they have been offered a position. You should take school fit and commuting time into consideration when you make your decision about accepting an offer from the program. Your assigned mentor will be an experienced teacher in your content area who has met the criteria for becoming a Master Teacher at our charter schools

Can I select the courses I take at Hunter?

Your courses are scheduled by Hunter College to ensure that they are aligned to the certification requirements and your developmental trajectory. If you have prior relevant coursework, your transcript can be evaluated on an individual basis after your enrollment, and the course sequence adjusted accordingly.


Financial Information

 

How much does it cost to join the Pathways program?

There is no cost to join the Pathways Program. If you are accepted, your tuition at Hunter College is paid by New Visions and the salary you receive is equivalent to the normal New Visions salary schedule, minus the cost of tuition and a program administrative fee. During the program, Pathways teachers are also responsible for the following costs:

  • Fingerprinting
  • Certification exam and application fees, GRE fee
  • Books
  • Transportation

If you do not complete the 24-month program, you will be required to repay tuition fees to date to New Visions.

How Does this Program Compare to the Urban Teacher Residency?

Queens College Urban Teacher Residency New Visions Teacher Pathway
Purpose of program Developing a strong pool of well-prepared teachers to meet student needs, increase teacher retention
Key program elements Full year of residency (apprenticeship), 1-to-1 match with a trained mentor, aligned coursework, cohort of peers, ongoing support, hiring support, program begins full-time in June 2019 Full time teacher of record, 1-to-1 match with a trained mentor, aligned graduate coursework, cohort of peers, ongoing support, program begins full time in June 2019
Type of students High-needs NYC students, representative of the overall demographics and diversity of New York City
Partner University Queens College, City University of New York Hunter College, City University of New York
Partner Schools 7 selected NYC DOE Schools 6 New Visions Charter High Schools
2019-2020 Content Area(s) / grade level Special Education, TESOL, English,  Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science grades 7-12 Science, Math, Special Education, Foreign Language, and English
Size of program Up to 30 residents Up to 15 Pathways teachers
Coursework sequence length 24 months 24 months
Teaching responsibilities Begins with one “focus” class taught with the mentor, co-teaching with  mentor Full-time teacher of record supported by a mentor
Weekly schedule 5 days at host school, afternoon/evening courses at Queens College 5 days at host school, afternoon/ evening courses at Hunter College
Average School Day 8:30am-3pm (hours vary by school) 8:15am-4:45pm (hours vary by school)
Income and Benefits  $25,000 stipend and access to health benefits through the New York City Department of Education $48,000
Salary equivalent to standard New Visions salary, minus cost of Hunter College tuition, which will be paid on my behalf by New Visions, and a $5,000 administrative program fee. Tuition amounts vary slightly by content area due to differences in number of credits and will impact final salary amount.Comprehensive benefits package including Medical/Rx, dental, and retirement plan
Benefits during residency year Medical coverage (dental and prescription drug available for additional fees) Medical and dental coverage, retirement plan
Tuition Amount Varies by subject area, around $19,000. Tuition paid by the program for the first 14 months (∼ $12,750-13,500). Resident responsible for tuition for the second year (∼ $6,000-7,000). Total over the 24-month period is ~ $19,000. Tuition paid by New Visions for Pathways teachers through salary reduction..
Income and benefits during second year Full-time teacher salary at Step 2 on salary scale $57,838/Full teacher benefits. DOE Benefits and Pay Information $52,500
Salary equivalent to standard New Visions salary, minus cost of Hunter College tuition, which will be paid on my behalf by New Visions, and a $2,500 administrative program fee. Tuition amounts vary slightly by content area due to differences in number of credits and will impact final salary amount. Comprehensive benefits package including Medical/Rx, dental, and retirement plan
Open to Education majors? No Yes
Teaching Network Teach in any high-needs NYC DOE school Teach in one of the 6 participating New Visions Charter Network Schools 
Admissions process next steps
  1. Online application (due by February 15)
  2. Video Interview
  3. Queens College academic eligibility review 
  4. In-person interview at host schools
  5. Initial hire as Teacher Apprentice at a host school

Make sure to take the GRE!

  1. Online application (due by March 15)
  2. Hunter College transcript review
  3. In-person interview at one of the Charter Schools
  4. Initial hire as a Pathways Teacher by the Charter School

Make sure to take the GRE!

Check out these links for more info Advantages of working in a New Visions affiliated DOE district school Advantages of working in a New Visions Charter High School