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The UFT Teacher Center

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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 115 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.

Learn about the UFT Teacher Center

Explore resources for teachers, professional learning opportunities and the UFT Teacher Center's approach to job-embedded professional learning for New York City public school teachers.

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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.

What's New

Cost-effective grad courses offered this summer

The UFT has formed a partnership with the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies to offer a new series of graduate courses for UFT members beginning this summer.

Creating a burn to learn

The UFT's 115 in-school Teacher Centers, located in all five boroughs, support educators as they investigate best practices, seek out new materials and collaborate to improve their instruction and, during the pandemic, have also helped with the...

Student Enrichment Program

The UFT Teacher Center, which typically provides professional learning for educators, expanded its mandate during this unprecedented school year to provide a free program of student enrichment — tailored to different age groups — on three consecutive...