The UFT Teacher Center
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 program is a collaboration of the UFT, the State Education Department, the city Department of Education, participating schools, school support organizations and metro-area colleges and universities.
Citywide, 134 UFT Teacher Center sites in 118 school buildings are providing vital support for public school educators. 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 include intensive in-classroom support and after-school study groups.
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.
Explore resources for educators, PD opportunities and its approach to job-embedded professional learning for NYC public school teachers.