East Harlem Teaching Residency


The East Harlem Teaching Residency, a partnership between the East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) and Hunter College School of Education, is a highly selective teacher training program that develops, supports, and certifies aspiring educators to become elementary teachers in New York.

The Residency is designed specifically for recent college graduates and career changers who are looking for an innovative pathway into the teaching profession. You will work alongside an experienced mentor teacher as an Associate Teacher in an EHTP public charter school during the school day and lead academic instruction in an EHTP elementary afterschool program in the afternoon. Simultaneously, you enroll in a subsidized Master’s degree program at Hunter College in childhood special education leading to eligibility for New York State initial teacher certification. You receive approximately $10,000 in tuition subsidy.

Learn more about the residency experience.

Eligibility & Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • A liberal arts or sciences major (or interdisciplinary concentration) of at least 30 credits
  • General education core in the liberal arts and sciences to include: artistic expression, communication, information retrieval, concepts in history and social sciences, humanities, a language other than English, scientific and mathematical process, and written analysis and expression.
  • Submission of official score report on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • U.S. Citizenship or National/Permanent Resident status
  • Applicants must not have or be eligible for teacher certification in any state
  • Applicants who earned bachelor’s degrees outside the U.S. or took 90 or more credits of undergraduate courses outside the U.S. must take the TOEFL exam in order to apply


  • Experience working with children a plus, but not required
  • Spanish proficiency a plus, but not required

Connect with the Office of Partnership Programs Admissions

Cassandra Smith


Program Advisor

Lucia Rutter

Assistant Director, Office of Partnership Programs