Queens College-New Visions Urban Teacher Residency

The 2018-2019 Application is now open. Please complete an initial interest form by March 15, 2018.

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Who We Are

Coaches from New Visions and teaching faculty from Queens College work together to prepare you to be the expert teacher you aspire to be. From recent college graduates to career changers, our diverse group of residents are committed to powerfully impacting students’ lives through teaching in Queens, New York public schools.

The 2018-2019 cohort will prepare residents to become:

  • Science teachers (grades 7-12)
  • English Language Arts Teachers (grades 7-12)
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Why Urban Teacher Residency?

Novice teachers benefit from intense clinical practice and comprehensive support in their critical first years of teaching. In the Urban Teacher Residency, you are supported in being successful by being paired with a mentor from day one. During the residency, your graduate coursework is specifically designed to align with your clinical experiences teaching in a public school classroom.

You’ll take courses at Queens College towards a master’s degree in adolescent education and will apply what you’re learning in real time with the students you teach. Your professors and coaches will work together to provide personalized, targeted support as you master curriculum, instruction and assessment. UTR residents benefit from a personal teaching mentor, deferred tuition, job placement assistance and ongoing support after the residency year.

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“Based upon my experience hiring graduates of the program, I believe UTR-trained people are far better positioned to be successful teachers than any other group of new teachers with whom I have worked.” Phil Weinberg, Deputy Chancellor for Teaching and Learning at the New York City Department of Education, former principal of High School for Telecommunication Arts and Technology.

Life of a Resident

During your residency year, you will teach two classes within your content area, either English Language Arts or science.

You’ll have the opportunity to reflect on your work with your mentor and get expert feedback on your teaching practice in real time in, all while working towards your master’s degree. In your second year, you’ll be teaching full-time in a New York City public school while taking 2-3 evening classes towards your master’s degree at Queens College. As you complete the requirements of your master’s degree, you will be supported in earning your initial state teaching certification.

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