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 special educators in New York. Cohorts in Childhood Special Education and Adolescent Special Education in alternating years.

The Residency is an innovative, cohort-based teacher-training pathway for recent college graduates and career changers that develops, supports, and certifies aspiring educators to become inclusive learning teachers for East Harlem Scholars Academies and the greater East Harlem community. The program aims to improve educational outcomes for East Harlem students and increase the number of highly effective teachers serving East Harlem.

The Residency is designed specifically for those seeking an innovative pathway into the teaching profession. Over the course of the 28-month program, Residents co-teach alongside an experienced mentor teacher in the East Harlem Scholars Academies during the school day and lead academic instruction in an EHTP after school program in the afternoon. Simultaneously, Residents enroll in a subsidized Master’s degree program at Hunter College leading to eligibility for New York State initial teacher certification. Residents receive approximately $5,000 per year in tuition subsidy, and $45,000 stipend.

Learn more about the residency experience. To apply, please click here.

Summer 2023 – Adolescent Special Education (Grades 7-12)

Summer 2024 – Childhood Special Education (Grades 1-6)

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

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