Thinking about Becoming a Teacher?
New CUNY Teacher Academy at Brooklyn College Will Offer Free Tuition to
Train Teachers in Math or Science for New York City High Schools and Middle
Brooklyn College and five other senior colleges in the City University
of New York are participating in the CUNY
Teacher Academy, a new program sponsored by the Partnership for Teacher
Excellence and supported by a four-year, $15 million grant from the Carroll
and Milton Petrie Foundation. Once accepted into the program, which will
train and educate highly effective math and science teachers, students
will receive full-tuition
support for four years and paid summer and after-school internships in
schools in return for a two-year commitment to teach in New York City
public schools. The deadline for application is April 1, 2006. Current
Brooklyn College freshmen and students entering Brooklyn College in the
fall are eligible to apply.
Students in the CUNY Teacher Academy will be the beneficiaries of an
innovative curriculum supported by dedicated faculty who are committed
to student achievement. Modeled on the successful NSF-funded Brooklyn
Outreach for Science Careers, the Teacher Academy will offer aggressive
academic support—including a Bridge
to College program during the summer and peer-led team learning—to
help students master the mathematics and science curriculum.
Students will be enrolled in special
sections that link deep knowledge of the subject matter with sound
teaching practice. Designed to resemble the immersive experience of a
medical school internship, Academy students will begin working in host
schools in their first year to see what is happening in the public
education system—how students respond to teachers, how teachers
assess students, how students change over time, what makes great teaching,
and what motivates students. In addition, students will receive a superb
and comprehensive education in mathematics, biology, chemistry, or earth
science. Through an excellent liberal arts and sciences program, CUNY
Teacher Academy students will be the beneficiaries of specialized training
that will bring out the best in themselves and their students.
In Fall 2006, the Academy will admit three hundred undergraduate students
in math, biology, chemistry, and earth science, providing them a deep
foundation in their major, a broad general education program, and education
courses developed cooperatively by CUNY and Department of Education educators.
The Brooklyn College School of Education will host CUNY Teacher Academy
programs in mathematics
(with the possibility of a dual certification in mathematics and physics)
and earth science.
Visit the CUNY
Teacher Academy Web site for more information, incentives,
asked questions, and application
For more information, please contact the Teacher Academy at (212) 794-5323
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.