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Science Teacher - Middle School ($125,000 Salary)

The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School
New York City, New York (US)

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Teaching, Science Teacher
Grade Level
Middle School
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Earn a $125,000 salary and join a team of master teachers at The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School, featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and on 60 minutes for its revolutionary teacher salaries and its outstanding results.

The 'favorite subject' of many middle school students at The Equity Project, science excites students with a balance of hands-on labs and rigorous readings related to scientific ideas. Each science teacher teaches one grade level, developing a curriculum aligned to the New York City scope and sequence and integrating the Next Generation Science Standards. Students take 1 period of science per day from 5th through 8th grade. The Equity Project is looking to expand its science offerings to 7th and 8th grade students by offering science Regents classes next year.

Requirements: Each position requires a minimum of 3 years of lead teaching experience, at least 2 of which must have been in 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grade classrooms. Each The Equity Project middle school teacher teaches one subject to one grade level in any given year (e.g. 6th grade Science). However, TEP teachers may switch grade levels and/or subjects from one year to the next. 

Compensation: Master teachers earn an annual salary of $125,000 with the opportunity to earn an annual bonus . Benefits include medical, dental, vision insurance, 403b retirement plan, STD, LTD and Life Insurance. Individuals in the position also receive all school vacations – approximately 10 weeks per year.

Join us for an VIRTUAL info session!

If you or a friend is interested in applying for a teaching position at TEP, join us for a virtual information session with TEP's Principal Zeke Vanderhoek. Learn more about the teacher application process and what it's like to teach at TEP. 

Please RSVP and apply through TEP's Careers page.


Featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and on 60 minutes for its $125,000 teacher salaries and outstanding results, The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School opened in September 2009. Originally a 5th through 8th grade middle school, TEP now also serves students in Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade, and will soon be adding Pre-K, 3rd, and 4th grades. TEP will serve 1200 students at full capacity, from Pre-K through 8th grade.

Located in the NYC neighborhood of Washington Heights, TEP is succeeding in closing the Latino-White achievement gap. TEP's mission is to achieve educational equity for disadvantaged students by utilizing master teachers to provide rigorous academics, arts, and athletics instruction. TEP reallocates the public funding it receives as a charter school to pay its teaching professionals an annual salary of $125,000, with the opportunity to earn a significant performance bonus.

As reported in the Wall Street Journal, a rigorous long-term study found that TEP produced major achievement impacts, including test score gains equal to an additional 1.6 years of school in math, with significant gains in science and English. For more information, visit us online at

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153 Sherman Avenue
New York City
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