As a student in EDU 5031, Skills for Teaching, you will be required to find a teaching placement in a formal or informal Jewish educational setting, (e.g., congregational school, adult education program, family education program, or after-school youth program). Please note that this job should require a minimum commitment of one contact hour per week. Concurrently with Skills for Teaching, you will be required to register for EDU 5475, Supervised Field Work. This is a one-credit course, which does not meet as a formal class, but through which you will be matched with a mancheh/ah, an experienced educator, who will serve as a supervisor and mentor throughout the semester as you participate in Skills for Teaching and will support you in reflection upon your teaching practice.
You will only be able to take Skills for Teaching if you are also registered for Supervised Field Work. In other words, if you don't have a teaching placement, you can't take Skills for Teaching. So, we encourage you to start planning as early as possible to find a job. If you have contacts in Jewish education in New York, get in touch with them.
Current job listings are also sent along as the RSPS receives them. The RSPS has a complete listing of schools in the New York City area; please be in touch with any questions. You will negotiate your salary for this job directly with your prospective employer (RSPS can advise you on typical rates). Also, note that schools will typically hire you and expect you to complete year-round jobs (though the Skills for Teaching course is only one semester).