Ascend is a network of K-12 public charter schools serving 4,400 students across 10 schools in Central Brooklyn. Our mission is to lead our students on a great intellectual journey, providing them with an exceptional education and placing them firmly on the path to success in college and beyond.
We guide our students to think critically and independently and to enjoy education as an end in itself. We teach a rich and rigorous liberal arts curriculum that nurtures students’ natural curiosity about the world. Using the Responsive Classroom and restorative practices approaches, we foster a positive, non-punitive school culture where students feel connected, empowered, and safe to take academic risks. Even our school buildings are designed to reflect our high aspirations for teaching and learning and the notable accomplishments that occur within our walls.
To create this kind of vibrant learning community, we invest heavily in our faculty by providing ongoing professional training and support, and encourage our educators to collaborate closely and push each other to achieve great outcomes.
As a resident, you'll work full time under a mentor teacher and have the opportunity to support students daily. Your role in the classroom increases over the course of the year—progressing from working with students one-on-one to facilitating small group discussions, and eventually lead teaching up to three periods a day. Here are some more details about being a resident in Ascend Public Charter Schools.
During Residency Year
(Resident role subject to change by Ascend Public Charter Schools)
Provided by Charter Network
VIRTUAL: July 2019 (details coming soon)
ON-GROUND: Fall 2019 (details coming soon)
After Residency Year
Job After Graduation
After successful completion of the program, you will have a job waiting for you as a teacher in an Ascend Public Charter school. In exchange for providing a master’s subsidy and funding to offset your living expenses during your residency year, Ascend requires you to make a commitment to teach in their public charter schools for a minimum of two years after earning your degree.
The job placement offer is provided by our partners for informational and planning purposes only. NYU Steinhardt does not guarantee job placement.
Estimated Starting Salary with Master’s Degree
The figures above are estimates provided by our partners for informational and planning purposes only. NYU Steinhardt does not guarantee these amounts.