NYS Mentor Teacher Internship Program

***NYSED Announces Mentor Teacher Internship Program (MTIP)
2018-2023 RFP:
Proposals are due by March 9, 2018***

2018-2023 NYS Mentor Teacher Internship Program (MTIP):
The New York State Legislature has appropriated $2 million per year for the Mentor Teacher-Internship Program (MTIP) in support of defined efforts to mentor new teachers in public school districts and Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) for the five year period of 2018-2023.  Subject to annual funding by the Legislature, this program supports eligible public school districts and BOCES in developing and providing structured guidance and assistance by experienced, highly qualified teachers (mentors) to beginning teachers (interns) in their first or second year of teaching.  The Mentor Teacher internship Program (MTIP) provides the opportunity for beginning teachers to broaden and enhance their classroom teaching and related skills while participating in a productive, supportive and collegial mentoring experience.  Research shows that when new teachers are mentored they are more likely to  enhance their instructional skills and continue teaching in the classroom.
Essential components of projects supported through the Mentor Teacher Internship Program (MTIP) include but are not limited to:

  • Joint development of the program by LEA school administration and local teachers'   bargaining agents;
  • Defined mentor selection process, involving the establishment of a mentor selection committee composed of a majority of highly qualified teachers selected by peers;
  • Defined district/BOCES mentor training program predicated on best practices;
  • Program focus on the mentor/intern relationship from inception, as the mentor guides the new teacher(s) toward a more reflective practice, the enhancement of multiple teaching and learning skills and heightening professional confidence;
  • Assured release time for mentor and intern(s) to participate in mentor-related activities;
  • Selection, development, and implementation of individualized activities for mentors and interns, as described and considered;
  • Respective roles of coordinator and principal(s) described, reflected upon, and assessed;
  • Program evaluation, both data-driven and anecdotal, including feedback from mentors, interns, coordinators, and other stakeholders
Requests for Proposal (RFP) for the
2018-2023 Mentor Teacher Internship Program will be
ACCEPTED through March 9, 2018

Request for Proposal (RFP) for the 2018-2023 MTIP
Fiscal Forms for the 2018-2023 MTIP www.oms.nysed.gov/cafe/forms/ external link
Content questions regarding the 2018-2023 MTIP RFP must be must be submitted to mtip@nysed.gov and received by close of business February 12, 2018.


2018-2023 MTIP



Issuance of RFP


Final Receipt of Questions


Official Responses to Questions


Proposal Due Date


Notification of awards anticipated on or before

June 2018

 Program Start


 2013-2018 NYS Mentor Teacher Internship Program (MTIP)

  • Final Report
    Final Program Narrative Reports for the July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 Mentor Teacher Internship Program are due on or before July 31, 2018;

  • Final Fiscal Reports are due on or before July 31, 2018.

Current RFP Cycle Information:

SED Contact Information:
MTIP Program Coordinator: Elena F. Bruno
Phone: 518-474-3719
Fax: 518-474-7468

Last Updated: March 8, 2018