The Queens High School of Teaching’s Teaching Institute
Each year, approximately twenty-five students from each community are
selected to participate in QHST’s Teaching Institute. The Teaching
Institute is designed for students who are contemplating a career in
teaching or related professions including communications, law, medicine
and health care, and the social sciences. Students who honor our school,
for example our Valedictorian or a student selected to represent QHST at
a National or International function or a student wanting to join
Arista, are selected from current or past Teaching Institute students.
Furthermore, students who are part of this program and perform well will
graduate with an enhanced graduation certificate endorsed by the
Teaching Institute. Therefore, acceptance into the Teaching Institute is
a much sought after placement.
TI students will receive assistance in gaining access into quality
university education programs. We have college and scholarship
relationships for students who aspire to teach. One is the CUNY Teacher
Academy which offers four year scholarships to selected students who
want to teach Math and/ or Science. There is the new ExecComm
Scholarship that was created specifically for QHST. The scholarship
awards $5000 to each of three students – one from each Community - who
want to teach areas other than Math and Science. There is the Posse
Foundation that interviews students who participate in leadership and
citizenship programs like TI and awards four year scholarships to a
range of prestigious colleges.
The Teaching Institute has two components
Internship: a week students will go
into a classroom on our campus or in the Bellerose community to observe,
assist, interview, tutor and, eventually, teach.
Teaching Seminar: a week students
will meet with the Education Teacher in a seminar to examine best
practice teaching and to debrief the internship. Students will take part
in on-site and off-site conferences and workshops.