The Williams Class of 1959 Teach New York Program is a fantastic Winter Study Course which gives students an opportunity to teach in challenging K-12 urban school settings. Each year between ten and fifteen sophmores, juniors and seniors participate in this intense experience that takes them worlds away from the traditional college classroom setting.
Students use the program as an opportunity to explore their interest in teaching while also having a three week adventure in one of the greatest cities in the world. In the end, students return from this experience forever changed — see student testimonials.
Students or interns are assigned to elementary, middle and high schools throughout four boroughs of New York City. They spend weekdays working closely with a mentor teacher.
While in New York, the group convenes for weekly dinner meetings and seminars where they process their experience with college faculty and experts in urban education and pedagogical issues. These events are hosted by Program Director Tracy Finnegan and Williams alums. To learn more, contact Ms. Finnegan.