The City College of New York’s School of Education partners with CUNY, New York City community organizations and the Mayor’s Office to support the NYC Men Teach Initiative, which aims to increase the number of minority male teachers in NYC public school classrooms.
Senior Feliberto Feliz, political science major, credits the initiative for awakening his passion to teach. Feliz teaches algebra and is a math tutor at Hostos Community College, and he hopes to pursue his master’s degree in social policy and education at New York University.
Students interested in the initiative can pursue either the program or pipeline track. The program track requires currently enrolled CUNY students to obtain 45 undergraduate credits, or to be enrolled in a graduate teacher education program, and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. They also receive a number of benefits, including advisement. Those in the pipeline track receive more advisement assistance and must maintain a cumulative 2.75 undergraduate GPA.
The School of Education is hosting an NYC Men Teach open house on Thursday, February 9 from 12-1:30 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. For more information about the event or program click here or contact Walter Greigg, academic project director, at firstname.lastname@example.org .