Earn Your Master’s Degree & Teaching Certification!

The East Harlem Teaching Residency is a paid teacher residency that develops, supports, and certifies aspiring educators to become highly effective elementary teachers in East Harlem. In partnership with Hunter College School of Education, we prepare our Residents to affect educational outcomes in East Harlem and promote an equitable society.

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The application for East Harlem Teaching Residency is now open. Please see below for application dates and timeline.

To indicate future interest, please fill out and submit this form.

Meet current and past East Harlem Teaching Residents!



Through the use of high leverage teaching techniques that are grounded in anti-racist practices, our EHTR graduates are equipped with the tools to support students to succeed and challenge the world in and beyond their classrooms. With the decades of institutional knowledge built by our partner organizations and with our innovative approach, we aspire to be a model of change in the teacher training landscape. 

The Residency is designed specifically for recent college graduates and career changers who are looking to become passionate teachers dedicated to transforming educational outcomes for East Harlem students. We look for residents who can build a connection with our scholars and the East Harlem community. Click here to meet the Residents.





The East Harlem Teaching Residency is a 2-year program that provides Residents with a comprehensive training experience that prepares them to become highly effective teachers.

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The Teaching Residency Model Theory

Graduate with a Master’s Degree in Special Education in 2 years from Hunter College. Coursework includes foundations of teaching and courses focusing on inclusive learning. Residents also earn eligibility for New York State teaching certification.



Receive coaching and professional development in real time from master teachers in EHTP’s network of public charter schools, East Harlem Scholars Academies. Attend 2 year Resident Academy focused on study and demonstration of EHTR high leverage practices and workplace expectations.



Directly apply learning and training through your work in a classroom at East Harlem Scholars Academies and in our out-of-school time programming.


Teacher Placement

The East Harlem Teaching Residency prepares aspiring teachers for full-time teaching roles at East Harlem Scholars Academies and other East Harlem district and charter schools. Several graduates from each cohort stay on at East Harlem Scholars Academies, while others find positions in the surrounding community engaging in a fully supported job search. 100% of Residents who successfully complete the program find teaching jobs after the program.

Network Support

Teaching Residents have access to a variety of networks, including EHTP, East Harlem Scholars Academies, and Hunter College. Access to these organizations committed to improving students’ educational outcomes will allow Residents to build relationships with like-minded educators dedicated to serving students.

Words From Our Residents

“As a black, male educator, EHTR’s anti-racist framework spoke volumes to me. Children of color face numerous barriers in the pursuit of an equitable education; it was imperative that I join a program that addresses these institutionalized gaps unapologetically. EHTR is that program.”

— Davin Wynter | Teaching Resident, Cohort 4

“EHTP is really dedicated to equity and social justice. We spend hours in professional development talking about these core topics. Then we go back to the classroom and we are geared to making sure our students understand that they are active agents of social change, how that looks, and how can we support that growth for them.”

— Tyiesha | Teaching Resident, Cohort 3

“The Residency is a truly amazing program that’s designed to help us become the best teachers we can be. We are given so much support and coaching in order to build our skills and confidence as teachers. We are given chances to be in real classrooms with children and learn what that means as educators.”

— Andrew | Teaching Resident, Cohort 2