New Teachers

New Teacher section promo photo The first three or four years of teaching are likely to be the most challenging of your career. The UFT is a family of educators, and we welcome you into it with the resources you need to be the kind of teacher that a student will always remember.

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Have a question about mentoring? Contact mentoring@uft.org.

Have a question about certification and licensing? Contact teacherline@uft.org or call 1-212-253-8800, Monday-Thursday, 4-6 p.m.

Need to reach someone at the UFT? Contact your borough office.

Check out our Newcomer Checklist, a list of “To Do” items that will help you prioritize and stay on track.

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Sharing Experiences
New Teacher Profile

What happens when a baseball coach, a sailor and an electrician walk into a classroom? Just ask Brad Alter, a 6th-grade special education teacher at Spring Creek Community School in East New York.

New Teacher Diary

Interesting word definitions, based on the perspective of a teacher in her first year on the job.

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