New York City Creates Programs for Future Teachers

The country’s largest school district, New York City, has recently created several programs encouraging high schoolers to become teachers. This year, nine “Educators Rising” clubs were formed in Brooklyn High Schools to teach students more about the profession. Every borough also has a “teaching” school where students who choose the teaching track take electives about topics like lesson plans and classroom management.

 Dianne Esposito teaches a methodology class in New Dorp High School's Future Teachers Academy.  Christina Veiga / Chalkbeat

Dianne Esposito teaches a methodology class in New Dorp High School's Future Teachers Academy. Christina Veiga / Chalkbeat

New Dorp High School’s Future Teachers Academy is almost always full. The 350 students that make up the Academy take classes about teaching, then during their senior year they have an internship at a local elementary school. While some students ultimately decide they don’t want a career in teaching, the program ignites a passion in many.

At Elevate Teachers, we know that all too often, students aren’t encouraged to become teachers. We love seeing future teachers supported and given the opportunity to start preparing for their career early.

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