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Pathways Fellow

  • New York City
  • Location:
  • ExpandED Schools 11 West 42nd Street 3rd Floor New York, New York, 10036 Google Maps

  • Region : New York City
  • Job Type : Volunteer/Internship
  • Status : Part Time
  • Length : Temporary
  • Anticipated Start/End Dates: 01/01/2023-06/30/2023
  • Specific Days Needed: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  • Public Transportation: Bus Train
  • Job Description:

    Why Apply to the Pathways Fellowship

    Do you feel compelled to make a difference in your community or marginalized communities that are in dire need of support? Do you feel that you can be a beacon of hope in students’ lives in and outside of the classroom? Are you currently feeling the urge to be a change maker in children lives? Do you want to reshape the education system so that it is equipped to support Black and Brown students inclusively and equitably? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you should consider joining the Pathways Fellowship, a career pathways program designed to holistically cultivate aspiring educators of color!

    About the Pathways Fellowship

    The Pathways Fellowship is a program designed to provide young people of color, who are currently enrolled in or recently graduated college, with an enriching experience that offers: professional development workshops, an after-school practicum, early career support, mentorship, and networking opportunities.


    Program Benefits

    Early Career Training and Support

    As a program participant, you will have the opportunity to receive training in instructional and classroom management techniques which leads to applying those skills in your after-school practicum. Apart from the after-school practicum, you will receive career advisement to support your successful placement in a New York City public school classroom via a traditional certification program, alternative certification program or teaching residency.


    All fellows are partnered with a trained mentor teacher based on a reflective matching protocol that considers the needs and aspirations of each fellow. Mentors support in the development of new teacher effectiveness, build teacher leadership, increase student learning, support equitable outcomes for every learner and support the fellows as they develop their teacher identity.

    Paid After-School Practicum

    Through partnerships with community-based organizations, program participants will be placed at after-school programs in one of the following boroughs: Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, or Queens. In addition, participants can earn $17 to $20 / per hour while they complete the after-school practicum at their respective field placements sites and professional development trainings.

    Networking Opportunities

    Pathways Fellows will have the opportunity to network with educators, school leaders, and other education-related professionals to get an in-depth understanding of the teaching profession.

    Past Alumni Success

    Since its inception in 2016, the Pathways Fellowship has seen graduates join Teach for America, New York City Teaching Fellows, New York City Teaching Collaborative, and East Harlem Tutorial Program Teaching Residency.

  • Required Skills/Experience:

    Ideal Attributes of a Pathways Fellow: 

    Committed to becoming an excellent teacher. This fellowship aims to cultivate an enriching learning environment for a diverse group of aspiring educators. So, you can leave the fellowship with the mindset of becoming an excellent.

    Adaptable, Creative and Resilient. Systemic issues exist within the education ecosystem that disproportionately impact students of color. We seek applicants that are aware of these various social injustices and are problem solvers that can think outside of the box to ensure students’ needs are met.

    Willing and Flexible. This fellowship requires fellows to attend prescheduled professional development training and participate weekly in an afterschool practicum.

    Engaged in Deeper Learning. Embrace learning with curiosity and the desire to master new skills. Learning and contributing are integral pillars of this fellowship which provide fellows with pedagogical foundations for skill development, foundational learning, and student-centered approaches.

    Curious and Insightful. The ability to have four-dimensional thinking towards viewing a complex problem.

    Confident and Coachable. We strive to create the ideal learning experience for everyone. That requires everyone to show up as their authentic selves while being supported through your learner’s edge.

    Communicative. This is vital to the culture we aim to create within the fellowship and allows everyone to leverage the various relationships built in the fellowship. It is expected that fellows will communicate regularly with their mentor, track’s program manager and other stakeholders involved with the fellowship. Engage in active listening, seek follow up, actively vocalize your needs, and seek to ensure you get your needs met.

    Program Requirements

    To be considered you must:

    • Be enrolled in a CUNY or a college/university in the New York City metro area
    • Be a senior who expects to graduate in the spring of 2023 or a junior who expects to graduate in spring of 2024
    • Be committed to becoming a New York City public school teacher
    • Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (special consideration may be given to individuals who do not meet this requirement)
    • Be able to satisfy pre-employment screening, including employment eligibility verification and background checks by related agencies, such as New York City Department of Education and Department of Health

    If you have graduated within the past three years with a bachelor’s degree you are also eligible to apply for the Pathways Fellowship.

    Time Commitment

    As a participant you will be required to:

    • Actively participate and contribute to the Fellowship from January 2023 to June 2023
    • Attend professional development workshops at ExpandED Schools
    • Participate in a paid afterschool practicum from Monday through Friday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Register for our upcoming information session on October 26th from 10-11am, view a previous recording of an information session, and find our application here. Questions? Email

  • How to Apply:

Register for our upcoming information session on October 26th from 10-11am, view a previous recording of an information session, and find our application using the link below. New York Google Maps

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