Benefits & Eliglibility

Financial Support

Professional Support

  • Professional Development
  • Urban field placements/classroom experiences
  • NYS Teacher Certification Exam test preparation
  • SMART Goals
  • Networking Opportunities  
  • Resume Development 
  • Job Searching and Interview Skills
  • Mentoring
  • and more!

Academic Support

  • Advisement
  • Study group
  • Peer to peer tutoring
  • Monthly Cohort meetings 
  • Weekly goal setting
  • Use of iPad while in program
  • and more!

Social Support

  • Team projects to host student group from urban and high-need schools
  • Peer mentoring
  • Bi-weekly TRUST Meetings
  • Monthly Cohort Meetings
  • Leadership training
  • Group trips/outings
  • Mentoring
  • and more!


To be eligible for TOC II, a student must be:

  • A resident of New York State;

  • African American/Black, American Indian and Alaskan Native, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (first priority) and/or be economically disadvantaged (second priority);

  • Enrolled full-time in a registered teacher preparation program at the undergraduate level, or be in the MST program;

  • In academic good standing; and a graduate of a recognized high school or have a state-approved equivalency diploma. (If you are a graduate student, you must be a graduate from a regionally accredited college or university).