NYU Steinhardt’s new master of arts in teaching in secondary education embeds prospective teachers full time in high-need urban schools. The teacher education program combines an immersive teaching residency with a technology-enhanced curriculum developed by NYU Steinhardt faculty. The program will prepare students to become secondary school teachers in English, math, social studies, or science….

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Assessment Methods: A Look at Formal and Informal Techniques

Teaching residents review student work as part of an informal assessment.

How Do Schools Promote Equality Among Students?

What does equity mean in terms of the classroom? Should all students be treated exactly the same? What about children with different needs, and schools with different resource levels? Pedro Noguera, Peter L. Agnew professor of education, discusses the idea that schools are regarded as the “equalizers of opportunity,” although forces sometimes prevent schools from…

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Teacher Education: From Revolution to Evolution

How are teachers taught? What kind of formal education do educators receive? Are new teachers being adequately prepared for the needs of the typical public school classroom – which almost by definition is likely to be untypical because of demographic shifts, uncertain budgets, and rapidly evolving instructional technologies?

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What Makes a Good Teacher?

A commitment to students is an obvious part of a good teacher’s professional approach. But what about loving discernment? Openness? Transformation? David Kirkland, associate professor of English education, details the sometimes-unexpected qualities he believes help teachers rise above the ordinary and actively engage their students in learning and in life. Here’s an edited transcript of…

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