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.

Find out about our spring 2015 new teacher workshop series »

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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.

  • Queens new teachers’ meet and greet
Sharing Experiences
New Teacher Profile

Abigail Wray, a speech teacher at PS 230 in Kensington, Brooklyn, relishes the unique challenge of working with 30 students across grades 2–5.

New Teacher Diary

Teaching Ethan Canin's "The Palace Thief" has renewed my faith in English literature being an avenue to develop emotional maturity in my students.

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