The Teaching Opportunity Program represents
a collaborative initiative between The City University of New York and the New York City Department of Education. The program provides stipends, education awards and special training to highly qualified baccalaureate program graduates seeking to pursue a career in teaching. It recruits undergraduate students, recent graduates and career changers with academic majors that have been identified as current and future areas of teacher shortage. During the year 2006, the program will focus on recruiting candidates with degrees or concentrations in the areas of Spanish, mathematics, and science, including biology, chemistry, physics, the earth sciences and related analytical fields. In addition, candidates who already hold a teaching certificate and are interested in pursuing a career as a literacy teacher may apply.

Support for this program has been provided by:

Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation
Booth Ferris Foundation
The Chase Manhattan Foundation
The Greenwall Foundation
The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.
Jewish Foundation for Education of Women
Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc. Fund
J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation
KeySpan Foundation
The New York Community Trust
The Sanford C. Bernstein Foundation, Inc.
The Spingold Foundation, Inc.
The Starr Foundation
Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation, Inc.
Vivendi Universal Foundation

Note: this program is designed to bring new teachers into the New York City public schools, and therefore is not open to persons who hold or qualify for New York State certification as a teacher or are close to qualifying for certification, except for the program in literacy, where certification is required.

The City University of New York

Matthew Goldstein

Selma Botman
Executive Vice Chancellor for
Academic Affairs

Carla Asher
University Director of
Teacher Education Initiatives

The New York City Department of Education

Joel Klein

Carmen Fariņa

Deputy Chancellor for Instruction

Elizabeth Arons
Chief Executive, Division of Human Resources


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