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Teacher Opportunity Corps I

Enacted in Chapter 53 of the Laws of 1987

Purpose

To enhance the preparation of teachers and prospective teachers in addressing the learning needs of students at risk of truancy, academic failure, or dropping out of school; and to increase the participation rate of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged individuals in teaching careers.

Target Audience

TOC serves full-time undergraduate/graduate students, or part-time graduate students completing the requirements for provisional/initial or permanent/professional certification.

  • First Priority: to individuals identified as underrepresented and underserved in the teaching profession, that is: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, or Alaskan Natives.
  • Second Priority: to any individual economically disadvantaged (in accordance with the criteria established in statute for the TOC program).
  • Third Priority: to any individual economically disadvantaged.
Eligibility

Competitive grants are awarded to institutions that offer approved programs in teacher preparation leading to permanent certification (that is, programs registered by the State Education Department for teacher education purposes.) IHE’s proposing to administer projects through formal articulation agreements with schools/districts having a high concentration of uncertified teachers and or students at-risk, including Schools Under Registration Review (SURR) are given the highest priority

Application & Request for Proposal Information

REQUESTs FOR PROPOSAL (RFPs) for the TEACHER OPPORTUNITY CORPS TOC (TOC) 2014-2017:
Proposals will be ACCEPTED THROUGH Friday, June 27, 2014

Provide an original and one copy of the completed form by  Friday, June 27, 2014

Teacher Opportunity Corps Impact and Accomplishments

Teacher Opportunity Corps Projects Study and Implement Best Practices in Teaching 

  • Through the K-16 Professional Development Network, share information about recent research, school needs, and teaching practices
  • Provide laboratory for observing, planning and teaching at-risk students
  • Partner with professional practice schools
  • Field test inquiry-based learning
  • Utilize research-based practical training
  • Design specialized curricula for at-risk students

Contact Information

Questions regarding this grant must be e-mailed to tdqa@nysed.gov

New York State Education Department
Teacher Opportunity Corps
89 Washington Ave, EB RM 505W
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3719
Fax: (518) 474-7468