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Teaching Fellow (Summer 2024)

During the eight-week residency, Breakthrough Teaching Fellows receive over 100 hours of teaching and leadership training and 75 hours of lead classroom experience.
16 Feb 2024

The Breakthrough Teaching Fellow experience is designed for undergraduates of all majors, those who intend to pursue careers in education, and those who haven’t yet considered it.  The opportunity is unlike any other available to undergraduates, and the experience transforms our alumni. Education coursework is not a prerequisite. 

We seek applicants with a deep interest in social justice and a passion for working with students. Our Teaching Fellows must be committed to personal growth and comfortable working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. Because we celebrate the diversity of our community, we seek undergraduate applicants from diverse backgrounds and life experiences.  

During the eight-week residency, Breakthrough Teaching Fellows receive over 100 hours of teaching and leadership training and 75 hours of lead classroom experience. Teaching Fellows have the opportunity to practice skills that prepare them for the classroom or other professional settings.

We will require all teaching fellows to sign up as an Americorp member. If selected, fellows must sign up as an Americorp member and complete all necessary steps on time. Failure to complete registration as an Americorp member will lead to a removal from the fellowship.  

Fellows who complete 300 hours of service time will receive an education award valued at $1,460 that can be applied towards payment of educational opportunities

 If you are selected, you will fill out an additional application on the Americorp platform at a later date. Filling out this application is mandatory for candidates to be a teaching fellow with us this summer.


As a Teaching Fellow, your responsibilities will include the following:

Participating in a summer teaching and leadership experience with a living stipend provided 

Receive 80+ hours of teaching and leadership training. Through data management systems, you will build skills in: lesson planning, event coordinating, fostering a positive classroom culture, high-leverage  instructional strategies,  presentation and public speaking, collaboration, and leadership. 

Lesson planning for and teaching two academic blocks a day with your co-teacher. Using the other two academic blocks to prep, grade, or meet with peers or instructional coach

Daily grading and quantitative and qualitative student data management and analysis

Create an extracurricular class by building a curriculum map, lesson planning, and teaching from the enrichment materials you designed

Participating in grade-level team meetings and one event planning committee

Leading weekly advisory sessions for a small group of students

Receiving regular instructional coaching from professional educators; applying feedback to lesson planning, classroom management and instruction 

Collaborate with peers to support site culture, which includes: planning and facilitating weekly all-school events, all-school meetings, events across New York City, cheers and chants during lunch and events.

Working with a diverse group of motivated students, undergraduates, and professionals in a hard-working and fun community

Building relationships with and providing ongoing community support to students across your site in collaboration with instructional coaches, peers, and BTNY staff


June 17th - June 28th: Teaching Fellow Training (In-Person)

July 8th - August 9th: Five-Week Summer Program (On-site) 

 August 12th – 15th: Evaluation Week (~12 hours, in-person)


Teaching fellows are given a stipend of $4,500 (or $4,750 for returning teaching fellows). 

Teaching Fellows who complete 300 hours qualify for an education award valued at $1,459.26 

Fellows also receive unlimited MetroCards for their travel to and from site.

Application is due June 30 2024! Apply to this opportunity here!


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