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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Check out the UFT's New Member Handbook »

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.

New Learn about support and informational groups for new teachers for spring 2017 »

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PS 133 dance teacher Elizabeth Supan said her Harlem students have taught her
New Teacher Profile

About the time her body began whispering its complaints against her, ballet dancer Elizabeth Supan was ready to step off the stage and onto solid ground. That’s how she found herself at PS 133 in Harlem after earning her master’s degree in dance education with the help of the Lincoln Center Scholars Program.

New Teacher Diary

As a first-year teacher, any concerns I had about teaching students so close to my age faded during a recent discussion about "The Great Gatsby" in my 11th-grade English class.

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