In January 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio made a bold pledge: NYC will develop new initiatives aiming to put an additional 1,000 men of color on course to become NYC public school teachers over the next three years!
One such initiative is NYC MEN Teach, an application-based program that was created to improve the diversity of the NYC teaching workforce. This initiative is a partnership between the Mayor’s Office, CUNY, the New York Department of Education, and New York City’s Young Men’s Initiative.
This program aims to address the large gap between the diversity in the NYC student population and the teacher population, especially among minority male teachers. While 45% of NYC students are males of color, only 7% of NYC teachers are men of color.
Benefits may include academic support, workshops, social events, certification preparation, career planning, advising, networking opportunities and Metro Cards.
QCC is seeking eligible applicants with a desire to:
In order to be eligible for this program, applicants typically meet the following criteria:
CUNY students at all CUNY campuses can access an online application. The priority deadline for Spring 2017 applications is December 1, 2016. Please complete the application on your computer and not your phone. A complete application includes the following: