The College of Staten Island is seeking candidates for CUNY Start/Math Start Cooperating Math Teachers. The CUNY Start/Math Start Cooperating Math Teacher position is a paid training opportunity to learn to use a successful, student-centered approach and curriculum with CUNY students who have significant remedial math needs. Training can take place at the College of Staten Island and/or a different CUNY Start campus. Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Cooperating Math Teacher is responsible for learning/supporting the work of a Lead Math Teacher in implementing the CUNY Start/Math Start Mathematics curriculum. Cooperating teachers will be scheduled to work some hours outside of student program hours. Successful Cooperating Math Teachers may be eligible to apply for future Core Math Teacher positions at the College of Staten Island or several CUNY campuses in the following semester.
Key duties include, but will not be limited to the following:
- Study lesson plans thoroughly in advance of all classes;
- Observe classes and assist the Lead Teacher in working with students;
- Work under the guidance and leadership of the lead teacher;
- Observe and assist in CUNY Start math classes at a second CUNY campus when needed;
- Lead classroom activities of increasing length over the course of the training semester;
- Tutor students outside of class time;
- Attend and participate in regular professional development meetings;
- Assist in student conferences, orientation, testing, and recruitment; and
- Attend and participate in team meetings with advisors and teachers.
Submit all four of the items listed below for consideration:
- A current resume or curriculum vitae;
- A cover letter addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications outlined;
- A self-prepared mathematics lesson plan that reveals some element of your teaching and learning values; and
- Indicate College of Staten Island as your first choice college.
All materials must be submitted through the CUNY Portal at:
For campus-specific questions
For questions about CUNY Start at the College of Staten Island, please contact Donna Grant, Director of CUNY Start, College of Staten Island, CUNY at Donna.Grant@csi.cuny.edu.