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Education Through Music Works to Address Teacher Shortage with New Graduate Tuition Assistance Program

DSC_1833Education Through Music introduces a new education incentive program for its teachers returning to New York City classrooms this semester.  Participating teachers will receive up to $5,000 tuition reimbursement annually to further their professional credentials. Full-time ETM teachers are eligible to participate in the tuition assistance program, which is equivalent to a full semester’s tuition for those teachers enrolled in a New York State graduate school program.

ETM provides professional development to all ETM music teachers throughout the school year, and provides intensive professional development for two weeks during the summer. The new tuition reimbursement program will provide another opportunity for ETM teachers to develop and maintain the highest quality in teaching music education.

“Attracting and retaining the very best teachers is core to our mission of providing high-quality music education at our partner schools,” explains Katherine Damkohler, Executive Director of Education Through Music. “With teacher shortages and declining enrollment in teaching preparation programs, investing in our teachers’ future is more important than ever. Incentives like tuition reimbursement and our professional development program are just some of the ways ETM attracts and retains the top notch teachers who are at the core of Education Through Music’s partner school program.”

Anyone interested in joining Education Through Music as a music teacher may click here to learn more about position requirements and apply.