Alternative Certification

New York, New York
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Lincoln Center Scholars Alternative Certification Program

Lincoln Center, in partnership with CUNY’s Hunter College School of Education, the New York City Department of Education, and the United Federation of Teachers, announce the Lincoln Center Scholars Alternative Certification Program, an innovative new initiative to educate, certify and fast-track the placement of high-quality music, dance, theater and visual art teachers in up to 120 New York City public schools.

The inaugural year of the initiative (2014-15 school year) is scheduled to offer places for up to 20 qualified aspiring music and dance professionals. Up to 40 new candidates will be added during the second year (2015-16 school year) with anticipated plans to expand studies to all four arts disciplines (adding theater and visual arts to music and dance). By the third year (2016-17 school year), the program is expected to add up to 60 new candidates, making a potential addition of up to 120 new arts teachers to city schools.


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