BETA Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

We’re looking for individuals who are:
  • Curious about an apprenticeship program to implement a team teaching approach within NYC middle and high school ELA and Math classrooms
  • Interested in working on a team
  • Interested in collaborating with others
  • Interested in learning & developing through feedback 
  • Flexible and can adapt to the often fast-paced and changing school environment
  • Interested in understanding cultural values, biases, and differences in self and others 
  • Able to deliver high-quality work 
In order to apply, applicants must meet the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree.  
    • All majors are welcome to apply. 
    • You must have received your bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university by the first day of Blue Engine’s summer onboarding in August.
  • Preferred minimum GPA of 2.75, but applicants with a minimum of 2.50 Minimum GPA (undergrad) are eligible to apply. 
    • You must have a cumulative 2.50 GPA on a 4.00 scale from an accredited college or university upon graduation.
  • US Citizenship or National/Permanent Resident Status.
  • BETAs must be cleared through background and security checks prior to beginning their year of service.
  • Prior teaching experience or AmeriCorps membership is not required to become a BETA.
Responsibilities include:
  • Serve 11 months (August – June) as a full-time AmeriCorps Service Member in NYC 
    • This includes completing five weeks of onboarding (training) in August
  • Support in the daily instruction of students in either middle or high school English Language Arts or Math 
  • Support the preparation of classroom materials
  • Participate in classroom planning, tracking and analyzing student data, and grading student assignments 
  • Tutor students during lunch and/or after-school
  • Uphold the expectations of the school and classroom to support student learning and growth