Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC)


The Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC) Scholarship is an opportunity for students to gain experience in culturally responsive teaching through participation in conversations, workshops, professional development and additional hours of practice in the field. In June, selected TOC scholars put their skills and knowledge to practice while having a positive impact on the learning of students at priority schools in East Harlem. Teacher Opportunity Corps Scholars receive tuition support, a stipend, and mentorship.


Teacher candidates awarded the Culturally Responsive Teaching scholarship will be provided tuition for up to 6 credits of their classwork during the school year in exchange for participation in professional development workshops. Awardees will also receive a cash stipend as part of an intensive fieldwork placement in June.

Application Requirements

School of Education teacher candidates who wish to apply must meet the following criteria:

  1. Currently enrolled in education coursework in a degree-seeking program (either Bachelor’s or Master’s) but are not currently enrolled in student teaching.
  2. Prepared to spend additional hours in a school (“field placement”) as part of this clinically-rich initiative.
  3. Willing and able to participate in an intensive field placement for the month of June, and planning to do student teaching in the 2022-2023 academic year.


Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC) Scholarship application for the 2021-2022 School year is now open. Our program will be expanding and we strongly encourage all undergraduates in all education programs to apply.

Applications will close at midnight on December 5th, 2021 so please apply as soon as possible.

Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC) Scholarship Application

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