Who are we?
The Queens College – NYC Department of Education (NYC DOE) Teacher Residency is currently recruiting for its third cohort of residents dedicated to supporting New York City students, especially Black, Indigenous, and Students of Color, and growing themselves as professionals in the teaching field. We are committed to training diverse and passionate teacher candidates in developing their racial literacy and identifying, planning for, and implementing highly effective and culturally responsive instructional practices to fully meet the needs of our students. It is our goal to support diverse teacher candidates in embracing both their own and their student’s identities to define their educational strategy. To do this we center resident development on the 4 principles of Culturally-Responsive Sustaining Education (CR-SE) outlined in New York State’s CR-SE Framework
, the NYC DOE’s definition and approach
to Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education, and the Danielson Framework for Teaching. Residents in the program are paired with Effective teacher mentors for support, inspiration, and guidance. Teacher candidates are further supported through engaging clinically rich preparation courses at Queens College.
Who are you?
Our teacher candidates embody the NYC DOE’s definition of CR-SE by leveraging “the various aspects of students’ identities, including the rich cultural, racial, historical, linguistic characteristics of students to provide mirrors that reflect the greatness of who their people are and windows into the world that allow students to connect across cultures.” We are looking for diverse candidates who are committed to growing and developing as socio-politically conscious and socio-culturally responsive educators. As a resident of the Queens College – DOE Urban Teacher Residency, you are committed to creating the conditions for educational access and equity for public school students.
The 2020-2021 cohort will prepare residents to become:
- Special Education Teachers (grades 7-12)
- Notes: There is no QC application fee for SPED applicants for the upcoming school year (2020-21)!
- Fulltime paraprofessionals can apply for the LEAP to Teacher (LTT) tuition assistance scholarship. (If you are interested in this pathway, please reach out to UTR@qc.cuny.edu.
- Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL, grades K-12)