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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.

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Centers of Attention

When Cara Jacofsky began her teaching career 23 years ago, she was determined to become the best teacher she could be for her students, so she connected with the UFT Teacher Center. “The first few years of my teaching career, they would plan lessons...

Helping Teachers Help Students

Michael Mulgrew, President of the United Federation of Teachers, highlights the crucial role UFT Teacher Centers have played both historically and during the COVID-19 pandemic, and petitions Albany legislators to increase state funding for this...

Bridging the post-pandemic learning gap

Helping students rebound from the pandemic, both academically and emotionally, is a union priority as all students return in September for in-person learning.

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