Men Teach is a program Mayor de Blasio has initiated to
recruit male minority teachers to teach in the city’s public
schools. While males of color make up 43% of students in the city’s
public schools, only 8.3% of the city’s teachers are Black, Latino or
To help increase the diversity of the city’s public school
teaching force, the city is providing financial and academic support to
students who are interested in becoming teachers.
To be accepted into the Men Teach program applicants should
have a 3.0 GPA and, in the community colleges, have completed 24 credits
towards an associate’s degree. Students who have a 2.75 GPA and
have completed fewer credits can still apply to the program however.
The application deadline is December 22, 2017.
CUNY students at all CUNY campuses can access an online application. The priority deadline for applications is June 2, 2017. Please complete the application on your computer and not your phone. A complete application includes the following:
The CUNY NYC Men Teach program provides academic and financial supports to program participants, with the goal of supporting them through the certification and hiring process so they can enter the NYC teaching workforce as effective urban educators. Program participants may receive monthly metro cards, free certification exam practice tests and other financial incentives, as well as access to a dedicated program counselor who will help with advisement and academic supports.
If you are would like to discuss the program, or talk about
teaching in New York City’s public schools, please contact the Men Teach Program Coordinator, John Gunn in the Education and Language Acquisition department..
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