The Teacher Pathway Experience

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Program Details

Upon completion of the program, you will receive your Master’s in Education for grades 7-12 and be recommended for initial state certification. You will teach for at least four years in a New Visions charter high school as a valued faculty member.


Why Choose a Teacher Pathway?

Mentoring: During your first year as a Pathways Teacher, you will be assigned an experienced mentor teacher. Your mentor will meet with you at least twice weekly, observe you teaching, and provide you with feedback, strategies, and coaching. In addition to the support of your mentor, you will also benefit from monthly guidance and feedback from an assistant principal and program coach.

Graduate Coursework: Over 24 months, you’ll earn a master’s degree in secondary education in your content area from Hunter College, CUNY. The course sequence is designed to align with your teaching experiences and provide the theory and research-based strategies you need to become an effective teacher and meet certification requirements. Many courses will be delivered in an online or blended (both online and in-person) format.

Competitive Financial Package:  As a Pathways Teacher, you are hired as a full-time teacher at one of our New Visions Charter High Schools as of the beginning of the program in June, and will receive a salary and comprehensive benefits package. For more information, see an overview of New Visions benefits.  Your tuition at Hunter College is paid directly by New Visions and the salary you will receive is equivalent to the normal New Visions salary schedule, minus the annual cost of tuition and program administrative fees. During the program, Pathways teachers are directly responsible for incidental costs such as fingerprinting, certification exams and applications, workshop fees, books, and transportation.


Who Are Ideal Candidates?

We’re looking for individuals who:

    • Are either career-changers or recent college graduates
    • Have a Bachelor’s degree conferred by June 2019
    • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
    • NOT be currently certified to teach in the U.S.
    • Submit official GRE scores
    • Have a commitment to changing the lives of New York City’s high-need special education students
    • Are willing to commit to intensive summer preparation, coursework, and ongoing professional development for your first two years of teaching.
    • Meet Hunter College’s Content Area Academic Eligibility

Why Our Charter Schools?

New Visions Charter High Schools address the gap in high-quality educational options by establishing schools in under-resourced neighborhoods, with admission through an open lottery. Over the past five years, our network has experienced success in fostering good will and participation from each school’s surrounding community and building out pathways for students with diverse needs — including high performers, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and students reading below grade level. We have seen gains over time in students’ reading and vocabulary comprehension, average daily attendance rates (above 90%), and accelerated credit accumulation. The New Visions Charter Network had an network-wide average graduation rate of 91% in the 2015-2016 school year.

To better understand how our Charter Schools differ from District Schools, click here.


Where Are Our Charter Schools?

You must be willing and able to commute daily to your host school. During the admissions process, prospective Pathway Teachers will interview at selected New Visions Charter Schools and must be hired by a school to participate in the Pathways program.

Our six participating schools are located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens.

Below you will find links to our Participating Charter Schools’ websites: