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The UFT Teacher Center, founded in 1979, is a school-based professional development program that promotes teacher excellence and academic achievement for all students.

The Teacher Center operates throughout the five boroughs of New York City in 105 school-based sites and numerous outreach locations. Drawing on current research and best practices, the Teacher Center’s professional development activities for educators are designed to deepen content knowledge and enhance pedagogical skill. Activities range widely and include intensive in-classroom support, after-school study groups, citywide networks, conferences and seminars.

The Teacher Center is a collaboration of the UFT, the New York State Education Department, the New York City Department of Education, participating schools and districts, school support organizations and metropolitan area universities and cultural institutions.

A highlight of UFT Teacher Center offerings is its series of conferences held on weekends during the school year. Always well-attended, these conferences are wonderful sources of high-quality professional development in specific academic areas such as literacy, early childhood, math or English language learners. See a list of current course offerings »

Visit the Teacher Center website to learn more about conferences, seminars and networks during the school year, or to access its many professional resources to help teachers with instruction.

What's New

Teacher center opens at P396K @ PS 532

The UFT Teacher Center at P396K @ PS 532 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, which will serve four District 75 locations, officially opened on April 9.

UFT Teacher Center arts conference

The UFT Teacher Center’s Dec. 1 citywide arts conference, entitled “The Artistic Processes: Creating, Presenting, Responding and Connecting,” gave participants an opportunity to flex their own creative muscles.

New UFT Teacher Center opens at IS 240, Brooklyn

No UFT Teacher Center can promise to boost your rating from “Developing” to “Highly Effective” in one year, but that’s exactly what happened to Cheryl Saunders, a 6th-grade special education teacher at IS 240 in Brooklyn.