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Pathways Fellowship Information Session #5


Any qualified juniors, seniors, or recent graduates are encouraged to join!


About the Pathways Fellowship:

An initiative of ExpandED Schools, the Pathways Fellowship is a ten-month program designed to provide 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 lead 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 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 the fellow. Mentors support 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 five boroughs. In addition, participants can earn at least $16 per hour (based on their experience and the role) while they complete the after-school practicum at their respective field placement sites.

Networking Opportunities

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

Program Entry Requirements

To be considered you must:

• Be enrolled at a CUNY school or a college/university in New York City.

• Be a senior (graduate in the spring of 2024) or a junior (graduate in the spring of 2025).

• Be committed to joining the New York City teaching workforce

• Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (special consideration may be given if lower than 3.0 )

• Be able to satisfy pre-employment screening, including employment eligibility verification and background checks by related agencies, such as the New York City Department of Education and Department of Health

*If you have recently graduated within the past 3 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 August 2023 to June 2024

• Attend monthly professional development workshops at ExpandED Schools

• Participate in a paid afterschool practicum from Monday through Friday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

• Meet with your assigned mentor at least three hours per month

About ExpandED Schools Since 1998, ExpandED Schools, founded as The After-School Corporation, has been dedicated to closing the learning gap by increasing access to enriched educational experiences. Today, ExpandED Schools is known as a trailblazer for creating the nation’s first citywide system of quality K-12 after-school programs. ExpandED Schools believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization that enables students and educators to thrive. We are committed to building a talented Fellowship cohort that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, ExpandED Schools’ policy and practice is to select, develop, support, discontinue, and otherwise treat all applicants on the basis of merit, qualifications, and competence. ExpandED Schools applies this policy and provides equal opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to an individual’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, gender, marital status, domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, military status, genetic predisposition, unemployment status or disability (including pregnancy) or whether the individual has been the victim of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking, or on any basis prohibited by law.


This is a virtual event held on Zoom. The Zoom link will be available to you through email and on this page after you register.


June 15, 2023


Kara Campbell,
Pathways Fellowship Program Manager


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