Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

Alternative certification programs offer an accelerated route into the classroom for career changers and recent college graduates who have subject matter expertise, but no formal education coursework or training. You can learn more about these diverse options by clicking on the program name.

Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification – New York City Department of Education

These routes may interest anyone who may be interested in becoming teachers, but don’t have the time or means to complete a traditional teaching certification. They include:

NYC Teaching Collaborative
New York City Teaching Fellows
Teach For America
New Visions for Public Schools – Hunter College Urban Teacher Residency / Math and Science Teacher Residency
I-START Urban Teacher Residency Program
Teaching Residents at Teachers College
Math for America Fellowship Program
Peace Corps Fellows Program
American Museum of Natural History – Master of Arts in Teaching Urban Residency Program


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