Great Oaks offers two pathways to certification. First, through a partnership with the NYU Steinhardt, tutors can earn their M.A.T with a specialization in secondary English, math, science, or history/social studies. The program offers a job-embedded immersion experience where Teacher Residents are engaged full-time in schools as members of the Tutor Corps, with robust, consistent, and ongoing support provided both online and in-person. Successful completion of the program will lead to a Master’s degree, but Teacher Residents will be recommended for a teaching credential only when they successfully demonstrate that they have mastered the competencies needed to be effective teachers.
Second, through a partnership with the Relay Graduate School of Education, tutors, depending on their school community can earn a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) or a teaching certification or both. All Relay programs have a strong focus on proven teaching techniques and an emphasis on practicing frequently and receiving targeted feedback. Relay programs combine a rigorous curriculum with practical instruction from experienced education faculty. Like at NYU, Residents will be recommended for a teaching credential only after there is a demonstration of content and instructional mastery.
To be considered for either of these programs, you must successfully complete the tutor selection process and have accepted a position within our Tutor Corps.
The Great Oaks Tutor Corps is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year.
Learn more about the NYU Teacher EMAT Residency program
Learn more about the Relay Graduate School of Education program
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