In this section of the application, you will be asked to provide information about the educational institutions that you attended and to upload final transcripts from these universities. As part of our screening process, the NYC Teaching Collaborative completes a thorough review of each candidate’s university level coursework on behalf of our university partners in order to determine what subjects or content areas you might be qualified to teach.
Applicants with a bachelor's degree from an international university:
Please note that we are not able to evaluate transcripts from foreign universities and require all candidates with a bachelor’s degree from a foreign university to submit a full course-by-course evaluation of their degree. Please note that a translation of your degree and credits is not sufficient. We require a course-by-course evaluation because we need to understand U.S. equivalency for ALL courses you have taken in order to assign you a subject area.
A full course-by-course evaluation includes the following:
- Listing of all completed coursework
- Grades for each course
- Credits earned for each course
- Degree equivalency in the United States
- Final cumulative GPA
Accepted foreign degree evaluation companies: We accept and review foreign degree evaluations from a variety of different organizations, as long as it is a course-by-course evaluation. We cannot accept credential evaluations or authentication reports. To locate an organization that provides an accepted foreign degree evaluation, please visit National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Some of their member organizations include:
- Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
- Evaluation Service, Inc.
- Globe Language Services Inc.
- International Education Evaluations, Inc.
- Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
- SpanTran: The Evaluation Company
- Transcript Research
- World Education Services Inc.
Please request multiple copies of your official transcript from your home university before you begin the evaluation process. This is because you will need to submit a copy of your transcript to the evaluation company and you will also need to submit an official transcript to enroll in graduate coursework, if you are offered a position in the Teaching Collaborative. You should bear in mind that the evaluation company may NOT return the official transcript that you submit to them.
We recommend you allow sufficient time to obtain your degree evaluation as the process of receiving, reviewing, and approving all documents, and receiving payment can take several weeks.
Applicants with a final cumulative GPA lower than a 3.0 on bachelor's degree:
While our program has a minimum GPA requirement of 3.0, candidates whose final cumulative undergraduate GPA was below a 3.0 but above a 2.5 are considered on a case-by-case basis and MUST submit a supplementary GPA Statement of no more than 200 words as a part of their online application.
Candidates whose final cumulative undergraduate GPA was below a 2.5 are considered on a case-by-case basis ONLY if the candidate has also earned a graduate degree with a final cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or above. These candidates MUST submit a supplementary GPA Statement of no more than 200 words as a part of their online application. Our university partners WILL NOT accept the graduate GPA in place of the undergraduate GPA.
The GPA Statement is a great space to discuss any extenuating circumstances which may have led to your GPA falling below the 3.0 requirement, present any evidence of personal and professional growth or achievement, and offer compelling evidence to demonstrate that you will be able to perform well in a rigorous master’s degree program while teaching full-time.