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Why a Teacher Residency?

The New Visions/Hunter College Urban Teacher Residency is a program for professionals at all stages of their careers (from recent college graduates to experienced professionals looking to change careers) and diverse backgrounds who are committed to improving student achievement by teaching in New York City public schools. 

Our teacher residency programs provide the tools necessary to become successful teachers by combining teaching experience and rigorous graduate study that is aligned with experiences in the classroom. Residents spend their first year of practice working full time as a member of the faculty in a NYC high-need school, alongside an experienced mentor teacher. Through intensive support from their mentors, New Visions program staff and Hunter faculty, residents reflect on their daily classroom practice and have the input of instructional experts to build a toolbox of teaching strategies.

Successful completion of the Urban Teacher Residency earns you:

  • New York City Initial Teaching Certification (grades 7-12)
  • Master of Arts degree in adolescent education from Hunter College
  • Subsidized and deferred master’s degree tuition
  • Support in job placement within New Visions' network of 76 public schools
  • Ongoing career support and professional development

Application Timeline for 2015-2016 New Visions/Hunter College Urban Teacher Residency

September 2015-February 2016

The online application will open September 8th, 2015

December 1, 2015

Priority deadline for online applications.

February 25, 2016

FINAL DEADLINE: All online applications due.

November 2015 – March 2016

Rolling interviews with Teaching Fellows.

December 2015 - March 2016

New Visions/Hunter College Selection Events.

Febraury-March 2016

New Visions/Hunter College notifies applicants whether they have been accepted into the program.

April 2016

Admitted residents complete Hunter College registration and meet host school sites.

June 1, 2016

Admitted residents begin program and summer courses at Hunter College.