Budding New York City Math Teacher - what's the best course?
April 14, 2008 5:15 PM Subscribe
Life after high school? How to decide?
posted by pammo to Education (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My son who is a senior in high school is trying to decide what to do next year. Here's what he knows: he's gay, he wants to live in NYC, and he wants to be a math teacher when he grows up. For now though he doesn't have an idea of what grade level he's interested in teaching.
He has two choices, each of which presents an opportunity to dive right in:
The first is CityYear
. This is a year of paid work with elementary school kids in NYC schools, after which he'd go on to college to pursue his career.
Another possibility is enrolling in The Teacher Academy
at Hunter College. This looks to be a pretty rigorous but satisfying program, focused on preparing middle & high school math & science teachers.
Anyone out there have any experience with these programs? Help my son make a decision!