What Fellows Teach


In order to succeed, the students of New York City need dedicated, highly qualified teachers. NYC Teaching Fellows teach a wide range of subjects in the New York City schools. The NYC Teaching Fellows program will accept candidates to teach the following subject areas for the Midyear program:

  • Bilingual education
  • Biology
  • Chemistry 
  • Earth science 
  • English
  • ESL
  • Math 
  • Physics
  • Spanish
  • Special education  

High-need areas for the June program are bilingual education, special education, science, math, and Spanish. If you are interested in and eligible to teach any of these subjects, we strongly encourage you to apply today. 
Below, you will find more information about teaching high-need subjects, as well as a brief overview of our Math Immersion program, which is designed to increase the number of math teachers in New York City public schools.


Math Immersion Program

Math is a subject area for which there is a particularly acute need for qualified teachers. The NYC Teaching Fellows Math Immersion program helps selected candidates who are interested in teaching math (but who did not major in math) gain the credits they need to teach math in the New York City public schools. This program targets individuals who have academic and/or professional backgrounds in math-related fields such as (but not limited to) engineering, finance, or economics.

Science Immersion Program
Similar to Math Immersion, this program will help individuals who have an academic background in science but who did not major in a science to gain certification in that area.
Special Education

Special education is one of the most challenging and rewarding fields in which to teach. The student population served by special education represents a spectrum of abilities and disabilities, from mild learning disabilities served through "pull-out" programs to severe physical and mental disabilities that require full-time attention and medical services. While working with students in special education classes may be more challenging than working with students in general education, these classes are typically smaller than others (usually twelve students at most) and are staffed with a teacher and a paraprofessional.


More importantly, Fellows who teach special education provide important academic opportunities to students who have historically been among the most underserved in the New York City public school system. Special education Fellows exemplify the Fellowship’s mission.


Bilingual Education

The bilingual education program was established to ensure that students do not fall behind in other subjects while they are learning English. Almost fifteen percent of New York City public school students are English language learners (ELLs). These students enter school at every grade level with varying levels of language proficiency. NYCTF is recruiting bilingual teachers to teach the range of regular curriculum subjects (elementary math, science, social studies, etc.) but to do so in Spanish, as well as in English.



Fellows teaching science will be working with middle or high school students. Science Fellows may be accepted to teach general science, biology, chemistry, physics, or earth science.