SPEC 24
Class of 1959 Teach NYC Urban Education Program Winter 2022

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Students in this course learn about the front-line challenges of urban public education by working in one of New York City’s public schools. Participants will be expected to pursue a full day’s program of observing, teaching, tutoring and mentoring in their choice of more than 20 different school situations from elementary through high school. Each of the participating schools will have a resident supervisor who will meet with the January interns to arrange individual schedules and provide mentoring during the month. There will be weekly seminar meetings of all the interns who are expected to participate in group discussions, keep a journal and write a 5 page paper reflecting upon their experience. The course will conduct orientation meetings with students prior to January, matching each student’s interest with appropriate teaching subject areas and a host school. Dormitory-style housing will be provided along with some assistance with transportation and food costs-estimated at $400 for the term. Further assistance is available for financial aid students.
The Class: Format: internship
Limit: 10
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: final 10-page paper or project
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: seniority
Unit Notes: Tracy Finnegan is a master's level teacher with training and teaching experience in a variety of approaches and settings.
Materials/Lab Fee: $400
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses

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