Gain Invaluable Teaching Experience at Its Best
The GCDS co-teacher program employs 20 college graduates in a one- or two-year placement, facilitating entry into the elementary and early childhood teaching profession. The program offers opportunities to explore all aspects of an elementary classroom, while teaching under the mentorship of a lead teacher and enjoying the benefits of participation in a vibrant cohort.
Classroom experience is supplemented with a professional development program featuring noted guest speakers and a seminar series.
In addition to placement in a nursery through grade 3 classroom, co-teachers gain broad professional experience working with multiple age groups through responsibilities that include coaching athletic teams in grades 6–12 or teaching in the after-school enrichment programs for grades K-2 or facilitating Tiger Clubs for grades 3-5.
Greenwich, CT, is within easy commuting distance to numerous graduate programs and New York City.
Co-Teacher Program includes:
- Housing on campus or nearby
- Annual stipend of $28,000 in the first year of the program, $30,000 in the second year
- Medical and dental benefits
- Up to $5,000 annual tuition assistance for graduate school