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NYS Mentor Teacher Internship Program

The New York State Legislature has appropriated $2 million 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) during the 2013-2014 school year.  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

2013-2018 MENTOR TEACHER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: Proposals will be  

Additional Information

Content questions regarding this RFP must be received by close of business July 10, 2013. There will be a Questions and Answers document available here by July 24, 2013, in response to those written questions received by July 10, 2013. Questions about this RFP process must be submitted to




Issuance of RFP


Final Receipt of Questions


Official Responses to Questions


Proposal Due Date


Notification of awards anticipated on or before ..


 Program Start


Note: All entities except for public entities exempted by the State Comptroller are required to go through the contract process. Any agency that has not previously received funding with the State Education Department must complete and submit a Payee Information Form with their application.

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2012-2013 NYS Mentor Teacher Internship Program (MTIP)
●      Final Program Narrative Reports for the July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013 Mentor Teacher Internship Program are due on or before July 31, 2013;
●    Final Fiscal Reports are due on or before August 31, 2013.

SED Contact Information

Program Matters: Nancy De Korp ,
Fiscal Matters: Maria Dossantos,

Last Updated: May 6, 2015