Training and Incentives

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New York City universities and public schools are teaming up to train teachers for shortage areas such as math and science and to reduce turnover.

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All students receive free tuition and fees for four years, leading to a baccalaureate degree in math or science with initial certification to teach in a middle and/or high school. Students are also given stipends for internships.

Students will commit themselves to two years of full-time teaching at the secondary level in New York City public schools.
Some students will receive scholarship support in return for at least a two-year commitment to work in the city’s public schools. The NYU college of arts and sciences will also collaborate with the school of education to enroll undergraduate students in a new, five-year B.A.-M.A. sequence leading to teacher certification.
The department will guarantee that successful graduates of the partnership program receive job placements in schools with challenges similar to those where they did their training.
SOURCE: New York City Department of Education

Vol. 25, Issue 27, Page 5

Published in Print: March 15, 2006, as Training and Incentives
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