District of Columbia International School

Located in our nation’s capital, District of Columbia International School (DCI) is the only International Baccalaureate (IB)-for-all school in  Washington, DC. It is a charter school that serves nearly 1,300 students in grades 6-12. To be authorized as an IB program, the International Baccalaureate Organization must authorize and approve its status.

One of the most racially, economically, and geographically diverse schools in Washington, DC, the School is built on three principles: IB for all, student agency, and language immersion. These priorities support its mission to inspire students to be multilingual, culturally competent, and committed to proactively creating a socially just and sustainable world. During the middle grades, students study English, math, science, and either Spanish, French, or Chinese, and on alternating days they also take electives, such as design and art. This intentional structure is supported by a 1:1 technology program that ensures differentiation and accommodation while student-driven courses give students control of their learning.

As an IB-for-all school, DCI focuses on the IB learner profile, which views students as inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective. Teachers are supported in learning and understanding what these traits mean for every student. It’s a school that values the diversity in its teaching force and aims to have it reflect its student body. Undergoing a residency at DCI will immerse you in the IB-for-all culture and give you the foundation to thrive in this unique setting.

Student Population

39% Black
38% Hispanic
15% White
4% Multiple/Other
3% Asian
1% American Indian
Tier 1 school honor from the DC Charter School Board

51%

Qualify for Free/
Reduced Lunch

8%

Emergent Bilinguals

District Initiatives

  • IB for all: All students will graduate from DCI with a DC-issued diploma, with 75% receiving the IB Diploma or Career Certificate.
  • Language: DCI prioritizes language development for all students. The goal is to have at least 75% of students demonstrate significant growth in their target language, and 15% or more reach advanced levels by graduation.
  • Student agency: DCI graduates will have the agency to pursue their chosen path to college or career. All students complete IB Capstone inquiry projects at grades 8 and 10, and 75% of students participate in DCI student life. This participation leads to strong engagement and connectedness with the community and school.

The Details

As a teacher resident, you’ll teach and learn in your content area. You’ll work alongside another teacher and gain responsibility throughout the year. You also may be asked to substitute teach later in the year as well as support intervention work.

During Residency Year

Estimated Paid Internship
(Resident role to be defined by DCI)
$25,000
Health Insurance Available through NYU
Start Date VIRTUAL: End of June 2020
ON-GROUND: End of August 2020



After Residency Year

Job After Graduation Teacher (Full Time) After successful completion of the program, you will have a job waiting for you as a teacher in a DCI school. In exchange for providing a master’s subsidy, and funding to offset your living expenses during your residency year, DCI requires you to make a commitment to teach there for at least 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 $59,400

The figures above are estimates provided by our partners for informational and planning purposes only. NYU Steinhardt does not guarantee these amounts.

The final part-time residency application deadline is May 25, 2020.

 Whether you aspire to become a special education teacher in an integrated co-teaching classroom or a US history teacher for Advanced Placement students, this program offers the skills needed to connect with, engage, empower, challenge, and reach all of your students.

Diana Turk
Vice Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning; Co-Director, NYU Teacher Residency,
NYU Steinhardt

 We built this program from the ground up, and [the faculty] all agreed on starting with the ideas of building community and understanding identity.

Heather Woodley
Co-Director of NYU Teacher Residency; Clinical Assistant Professor of TESOL, Bilingual Education, and Foreign Language Education,
NYU Steinhardt