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 Queens College Urban Teacher Residency


​Do you have a passion for learning and a commitment to supporting communities through education? Are you interested in launching a rewarding career as a teacher with the support of a team fully committed to your development? Apply for the Queens College Urban Teacher Residency (UTR) today!

The 2020-2021 cohort will prepare residents to become:
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL, grades K-12)

  • Special Education Teachers (grades 7-12)
    • Note: There is no QC application fee for SPED applicants for the upcoming school year (2020-21)!
Division of Education
Queens College, CUNY
Powdermaker Hall, Room 100
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367

 Frequently Asked Questions


 What does UTR entail?

  • Thoughtfully planned intense clinical practice and comprehensive support for your first two years of teaching.
  • You’ll take classes at Queens College towards a master’s degree in adolescent education and will apply that learning in real time with the students you teach.
  • Each resident is supported with a personal teaching mentor, job placement support and ongoing support after the residency year.

 Why choose UTR?


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  • Faculty from Queens College and DOE staff work together to prepare you to be the expert teacher you aspire to be.
  • 100% of those who completed the residency were hired in an NYC DOE school by September.
  • You will receive ongoing support both on-site at your school and at Queens College.
  • Residents benefit from higher pay during their first year of full time teaching.

 Who should apply?

Career-changers or recent college graduates:
  • Who are committed to teaching in high-needs schools in Queens, New York.
  • Can commit to the 24-month residency and to four years of teaching in New York City public schools after the successful completion of the residency.
  • Have a 3.0+ GPA in undergraduate work, have not taken more than 18 hours in education courses, and have taken the GRE (no cut off score required).
  • Are NOT currently certified to teach in the U.S.; are authorized to work in the U.S.
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