Announcing District 13's New Partnership with Bank Street:

Teaching Residency Program in Childhood General and Special Education 


We are excited to announce that District 13 has partnered with Bank Street to offer a new Residency Program in Childhood General and Special Education. This two-year master's degree program aims to support high-quality teacher preparation for educators pursuing initial certification in teaching.


Research shows that teacher preparation programs with hands-on practice in a real classroom produce more effective teachers who stay in the profession longer and strengthen schools over time. Program highlights include:

  • First-year students enrolled in the District 13 program will participate in a full-time paid residency in a District 13 New York City public school.

  • In the second year, students will be eligible to be hired as the full-time teacher.

  • Additionally, all cohort members will receive a scholarship that reduces tuition by over 50 percent, along with a $20,000 stipend. 

District 13's partnership with Bank Street represents a shared commitment to equity in education and the incorporation of anti-racist pedagogy at the district, school, and classroom level. Grounded in the Bank Street approach to teaching and learning, which recognizes that individuals learn best when they are actively engaged with materials, ideas, and people, combined with District 13’s new culturally responsive and sustaining learning component, the new program enables students to be completely immersed in a classroom for a full year to deeply develop teaching skills and techniques with the support of an experienced teacher, an expert faculty advisor, and fellow classmates.


Interested applicants are invited to join Bank Street for a 

Virtual Open House
on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM EST to learn more. 


For more immediate information about this new opportunity, please contact or 212-652-8722. We hope to speak to you soon. 

Check out the new District 13  website here:NYC Community School District 13


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