Navigate Up
Sign In
QC Home Page QC Home Page
A-Z Index
Home > Academics > Divisions > Education
Dean of Education
Diversity Access Programs
COVID-19 Resources


 Queens College Urban Teacher Residency

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
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL, grades K-12)
School of Education
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367

Queens College UTR Program Coordinator
Powdermaker Hall, Room 135


 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?


Support in becoming a NYC DOE TeacherUTR2.png
  • 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.
Stay Social at QC YouTube Facebook Twitter Gray Bar Calendar MyQC QC Mobile CUNY first Blackboard QC Bookstore QC Campus Store Gray Bar QC Wows!

Click each division to view a complete list of its departments

Adult Collegiate Education | English Language Institute | Professional & Continuing Studies
Summer Session | Weekend College | Winter Session

Resources for Combating Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault (Title IX)

Queens College is CUNY
DirectionsMap/Directions  |  Emergency Preparedness  |  Working at QC  |  Student Consumer Info  |  A-Z Index  | 
Queens College, CUNY | 65-30 Kissena Blvd. | Queens, NY 11367-1597 | Phone: (718) 997-5000 Copyright © 2004-