NYC Teaching Collaborative

Become a Full-Time Teacher by Fall 2023.

Apply to the NYC Teaching Collaborative by Wednesday, August 31st.

The NYC Teaching Collaborative affords aspiring teachers the opportunity to train full-time in a New York City public school for over four months prior to becoming a full-time teacher. The residency experience begins in January 2023 and continues through May/June 2023. During this unique, practical preparation, participants grow into effective teachers through hands-on experiences in a public-school classroom, Master's degree coursework, and targeted, ongoing coaching from skilled Collaborative Coaches and program staff. Watch a brief video of our training model in action:​

Following the residency experience, program participants begin teaching full-time in a New York City school with continued feedback and support. Within 2-3 years, participants earn their Master’s degree and apply for initial NYS teaching certification to continue their career as New York City teachers.

Why Join the NYC Teaching Collaborative?

  • Stipend during residency experience ($8,000) while training
  • Starting salary of at least $61,070 and full benefits following the residency experience (starting September 2023)
  • Partially subsidized Master’s degree in education
  • Ongoing coaching and feedback
  • Opportunities to support future Collaborative cohorts

Eligibility Requirements

Before applying to the NYC Teaching Collaborative program, make sure that you meet basic program eligibility requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree conferred by January 31, 2023
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or a 3.0 GPA in a completed master's degree program
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Authorized to work in the United States
  • Never been certified to teach or completed a program that would lead to certification in the U.S. or Puerto Rico

You can learn more about program eligibility on our website or attending a live event.

How to Apply

Applications for the NYCTC's 2023 cohort are due by Wednesday, August 31st at 11:59 pm. To apply, go to For application assistance, visit our Online Support Center.


It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. Inquiries regarding compliance with this equal opportunity policy may be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 1102, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or visit the OEO website at