Teacher Immersion Fellows (TIF) Program

What is the TIF Program?

The Teacher Immersion Fellows (TIF) Program is a partnership amongst area colleges/universities, Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES, and participating school districts that offers college students the opportunity to gain paid experience in the education field while enhancing their educational and employment opportunities throughout and following their college careers. Students of any major may apply to the program. In addition to substitute teaching responsibilities in our partner public school districts, our Fellows also take paid professional development courses to enhance their skills. 

Qualifications of TIF Fellows

In order to be considered for the program, applicants must:
  • be enrolled in a participating college or university 
  • be available to work at least one day per week during typical school hours
  • have reliable transportation to and from their district of placement
  • commit to at least one semester of reliable in-district work
  • agree to complete all required professional development
  • complete an application and interview 
  • pass a reference check 
  • pass a NYS Office of School Personnel Review and Accountability (OSPRA) fingerprint supported criminal history background check 

Interested in Applying?

The Fall 2024 Semester application is open! Please click here to apply to the program: 

The Fall 2024 Semester application closes on September 13, 2024. 
Substitute teaching for the fall will take place from September 16 - December 6. 


Contact TIF Program Coordinator Adrienne Loftus
Office: 585-617-2760