Emerging Teacher Leader Program (ETLP)

Establishing and Supporting a NYC Teacher Leadership Pipeline

The Emerging Teacher Leader Program (ETLP) has been based in the Bronx, with a vision to expand to all 5 boroughs. Working in partnership with Teaching Matters and their virtual coaches, ETLP recruits, trains, and supports emerging teacher leaders who want to establish or enhance both their leadership and instructional skill sets in preparation for a formal TCP teacher leadership role.

What are the components of the program?

  • Three (3) in-person sessions: Leading from the Lab Classroom, Leadership Conversations, and Teacher Leadership in Practice.

  • Virtual coaching on micro-credential submissions

  • Four (4) online modules

  • One (1) school intervisitation with your principal (March to April)


After completing all components, ETLs experience an expedited TCP TL qualification process in the Spring.

* Currently this initiative is on hold due to the COVID-19 crisis *

Fall 2021 Updates:

Emerging Teacher Leader Program (ETLP) 2021 is a professional learning program that cultivates teacher’s foundational instruction and leadership skill sets in preparation to lead within their school communities. Participants engage in a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning modules. Participants will begin their journey with an orientation to develop expectations around mindsets for teacher leaders. Learning also includes workshops around Leading form the Lab Classroom, Peer Coaching, Facilitation of Professional Collaborations, Strategic Design of Adult Learning, or Leadership Conversations. In the final module, ETLP participants have the opportunity to intervisit with teachers who are currently in leadership practice.


Emerging Teacher Leaders (ETLs) are educators who are motivated to increase achievement outcomes for students across their school community, foster high cognitive engagement for all learners, and have a growth mindset toward teacher practice, collaboration, and leadership.

If you have colleagues who you believe would be a good fit for this program, encourage them to email us at teacherleadership@schools.nyc.gov to express interest in the Fall 2021 cohort.


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