Jump Start at Manhattanville College
Why you should consider this program
Jump Start is a perfect fit for Returning Peace Corps Volunteers! It is an accelerated teacher certification and Master’s degree program. Beginning twice a year, we offer programs that get you into your own classroom at full pay and benefits after an intense series of coursework - seven months (spring start) or one year (fall start). While teaching, you attend evening classes and complete your Master’s degree and earn New York State Initial Certification. Our focus is on urban public education and nearly all Jump Start teachers begin their teaching careers in New York City where the demand and the rewards are the greatest.
Benefits for Coverdell Fellows
|Tuition/fees for Complete Program||Value of Coverdell Fellowship||Net cost *|
|In state||$ 36,685||$ 17,842||$ 18,843|
|Out of state||$ 36,685||$ 17,842||$ 18,843|
Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from
All Coverdell Fellows receive a 50% discount on tuition.The financial information above reflects the TESOL program (39 credits). The estimate Childhood/Special Education program (48 credits) cost+fees : $43,920 (without fellowship) and $22,960 (With fellowship). We are a private institution and place discounts where there is most need.
Fellowships awarded per year (average)
3 but there is no limit!
Other benefits or opportunities
Fellows are awarded a Master's degree after 2 years or 2.5 years.
Annual cost of living (estimated)
Application fee waived?No
Jump Start prepares candidates for teaching and the candidates begin teaching after 7 months or 1 year in the program in NYC schools at full pay plus benefits.
Jobs for program alumni
Jump Start has 100% of it eligible candidates teaching! Many RPCV's are still working in NYC schools – some have moved on to suburban and rural school districts.
2 or 2.5 years
GRE taken, 3.0 undergraduate GPA (not firm), official transcripts, essay, 2 letters of recommendation.
January and September
Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started