The NY Early Childhood Professional Development Institute (PDI) has partnered with the NYC Department of Education and 5 of the City University of New York's (CUNY) senior colleges to launch the Pre-K Teacher Preparation Project in support of the Mayor's initiative to expand Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) throughout the city of New York.
Our work involves helping to prepare current and aspiring UPK teachers for certification and connecting qualified candidates with opportunities to teach Pre-K.
If you are currently a UPK teacher (or will be by September 2015) and fit one of the categories below, we encourage you to submit your application for consideration today!
We are currently only accepting applications from uncertified individuals seeking a B-2 Certification.
Uncertified individuals who have already earned a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Early Childhood Education through an approved teacher preparation program can apply to the CUNY Pre-K Teacher Preparation Initiative to be supported to complete an expedited study plan.
Selected participants will meet with an advisor to determine a plan for completing their remaining requirements to earn certification by August 2015.
Candidates selected to participate would receive: