“The self is not something ready-made,” said the great progressive educator John Dewey, “but something in continuous formation through choice of action.”  At the Progressive Education Institute, we invite you to take the next step in your own evolution as an educator, by applying to either the Associate Teacher Fellowship (for aspiring teachers) or the Lead Teacher Fellowship (for experienced teachers).  Either way, you will have the opportunity to pursue ideas deeply, prepare yourself to excel in any classroom, study in the same school where you teach, and keep your education affordable.  (For more on what makes PEI different, see Why PEI?)



EARN a degree while teaching
Earn an MA and NYS certification (grades 1-6, General and Special Ed)  while holding a salaried, full-time position that allows you to test your education against the realities of the classroom.

LEARN from the best
Study with experts while building deep bonds in a small cohort within the larger community of Harlem Village Academies, a network of five public charter schools right near each other.


Associate Teacher Fellowship
For aspiring teachers without prior certification who want to be mentored by master practitioners. 

Lead Teacher Fellowship
For experienced teachers (with or without prior certification) who want to hone their craft at the head of their own classrooms.