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  • 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 Asian.  

    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 June 2, 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:

    1. A completed online application form
    2. An unofficial transcript from your current CUNY College which will be uploaded in the online application.
    3. Response to two short answer questions. It is strongly suggested that you proofread your responses before submitting it. Ask someone you trust, like a professor or adviser, to help you make your application the best it can be.


    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..  

    Room: B234-O
    Phone: 718-349-4014
    Email: jgunn@lagcc.cuny.edu

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