Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Grade - Teaching Fellow
- New York, NY
Join a team of teachers at The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School, featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and on 60 minutes for its revolutionary teacher salaries and its outstanding results.
In this role, you will work as a primary teacher in one Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, or 4th grade classroom, while refining your own skills under the guidance of an experienced teacher. You will serve as the lead teacher for some periods of instruction each day and support the Master teacher for other periods of instruction during the day. Throughout the day, you will also lead small group learning in both literacy and math. Looking to have a big impact while developing into a Master Teacher yourself? This is the role for you.
Requirements: While teaching experience is not technically required, TEP fellows usually have between 2 and 3 years of experience. Possession of teacher certification (or a temporary license), is preferred.
Compensation: Teaching Fellows earn an annual salary of $70,000-80,000. Benefits include medical, dental, vision insurance, 403b retirement plan, STD, LTD and Life Insurance. Individuals in the position also receive all school vacations – approximately 10 weeks per year.
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If you or a friend is interested in applying for a teaching position at TEP, join us for a virtual information session with TEP's Senior Leaders. Learn more about the teacher application process and what it's like to teach at TEP.
The first stage of the process is the application below. In order to be considered, you must submit an application that consists of all three components: 1 - Resume, 2 - Cover letter, and 3 - Evidence of student learning. The requirements for each of the three components are specified in detail below.
1. RESUME: Please submit an up-to-date resume.
2. COVER LETTER: Please submit a well-written cover letter.
3. EVIDENCE OF TEACHING POTENTIAL: Choose from one of the following 2 options:
Option A: (HIGHLY PREFERRED)
We understand you may be unable to provide a recorded video of you teaching in a classroom setting. If you do not have a video with students in the classroom (per the instructions below) you may still submit a video of yourself teaching. Get creative! You may include a video of you teaching (a) a lesson with/for no students, (b) a lesson of you teaching family members, (c) or a lesson for students virtually. We’re excited to see your creativity. The video must be accompanied by a written narrative that analyzes and reflects upon the teaching that occurs in the lesson. There is no minimum or maximum length for the narrative. The video may be submitted in any format, but a link to a video posted online is preferred.
An unedited video clip (maximum 15 minutes) of you teaching in a classroom setting (preferred) or a small-group setting. It is preferred that the students be in the same grade-level as the TEP teaching position for which you are applying, though this is not a strict requirement. The video may contain only one continuous, unedited clip (i.e. do not splice together multiple clips from different points in the lesson). The clip does not need to show an entire lesson; a brief lesson segment is perfectly acceptable. The video must be accompanied by a written narrative that analyzes and reflects upon the teaching and learning that occurs in the lesson and may offer an explanation as to what occurred prior to and subsequent to the clip. There is no minimum or maximum length for the narrative. The video may be submitted in any format, but a link to a video posted online is preferred.
Option B: Teach one member of the TEP application review team in a one-to-one 15 minute lesson online (using the Zoom online platform). You may teach any topic you want. Your topic and presentation should be pitched to your adult audience (not to a child). Please ensure that your lesson can be completed in 15 minutes as you will be asked to end your lesson at the 15 minute-mark. To select this option, you must first submit a lesson plan of the lesson that you plan to teach. If your lesson plan is of sufficient quality, you will be invited to a 15 minute online Zoom appointment to teach a member of the TEP team.
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