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We are committed to preparing teachers from a wide range of backgrounds to closely reflect the students in our partner schools’ communities.

NYU reviews all applications individually and comprehensively. Our priority is enrolling candidates who possess not only basic requirements but a tenacious spirit and true commitment to addressing educational inequality, based on the belief that all students are capable of high achievement. District and charter network partners will also interview candidates to ensure a proper fit for mutual success.

We encourage you to submit and complete your application as soon as possible to get updates about whether you meet NYU’s academic requirements and information about 2017-2018 school partners.


Prior Teaching Experience Not Required.

Strong Undergraduate GPA

Although there is no minimum GPA requirement, a 3.0 undergraduate GPA is preferred. However, we still encourage strong applicants with under a 3.0 GPA to apply.

Official Scores from the GRE or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

GRE or MAT test scores will be viewed in a holistic light and will not outweigh other indicators of your academic, personal, and professional qualifications to be a teacher.

General Education Course Requirements in Liberal Arts & Sciences

Most undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences meet this requirement. However, administrators may help arrange missing coursework for outstanding applicants.

Some states (New York State, for example) require candidates for teacher certification* to have knowledge, understanding, and skills in the liberal arts and sciences, including artistic expression; communication; information retrieval; concepts in history and social sciences, humanities; a language other than English; scientific and mathematical processes; and written analysis and expression.

If you show strong potential to be an effective teacher, but your transcript shows you are missing General Education Core coursework in the liberal arts and sciences, you will be required to meet the deficient area before graduation from the program. Depending on circumstances and courses, administrators can help arrange this coursework within your program.

Course deficiencies, which are in addition to MAT requirements, may be fulfilled by enrolling in and completing college-level courses at any regionally accredited college or by completing approved College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams.

*If you are interested in certification, it is your responsibility to research and ensure that you meet or will you’re your state’s certification requirements. If you have questions regarding a particular state requirements or application process, we recommend that you email or speak to a certification representative in that state.

Content Coursework in Proposed Subject Area of Teaching

24-30 credits

In some cases, additional courses may be required to match your existing credits to your subject area.

English Education Grades 7-12 with a 5-6 Extension

You must have completed a bachelor’s degree in English with a strong GPA or 30 semester hours in English, including:

  • 12 semester hours of literature
  • 3-6 semester hours in language
  • 3-6 semester hours in writing
Mathematics Education Grades 7-12 with a 5-6 Extension

You must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a strong mathematics GPA. You must also have:

  • 30 credits of acceptable mathematics content, which can include courses in mathematical reasoning, quantitative methods, number theory and concepts, algebra, analytic geometry, calculus, geometry, trigonometry, data analysis, probability, and discrete mathematics.
Science Education (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science or Physics) Grades 7-12 with a 5-6 Extension

You must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a strong science GPA. You must also have:

  • A strong GPA in the content area of study: biology, chemistry, Earth Science or physics.
  • Completed a major in science in your undergraduate program or the equivalent of 30 total science credits in undergraduate or graduate coursework, with at least 18 in your specific science content area.
Social Studies Education Grades 7-12 with a 5-6 Extension

You must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a strong GPA and 24 semester hours of history and geography of the United States and the world. Specifically, you must have completed:

  • 3 semester hours of government, politics, or political science
  • 3 semester hours of economics
  • 3 additional semester hours of history, geography, government, politics, and political science
Special Education Generalist Education Grades 7-12 with a 5-6 Extension

You must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a strong GPA. You must also have:

  • 6 semester hours of mathematics (includes statistics)
  • 6 semester hours of English language arts
  • 6 semester hours of natural or physical sciences
  • 6 semester hours of social studies/social sciences

I’ve been respected as a full member of faculty from day one.
Matt Brooklyn Prospect EMAT Resident

How to Apply

1. Prepare Your Application

To be considered for our EMAT residency program, your application will require the following items. Once you have started your application, you will receive an e-mail with links to upload these items using DocuSign.


Your most recent résumé or curriculum vitae (CV).

Statement of Purpose

A typed, double-spaced, two- to three-page statement explaining your purpose in undertaking graduate study in the EMAT residency program. This is your opportunity to introduce yourself and to inform the admissions committee and our partner schools about your goals, interests, and career plans as they relate to the Embedded MAT and becoming a certified teacher.

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation. Be sure to request them well in advance of the deadline. In the application, you will provide more information about your recommenders.

Letters should come from individuals who know you and can comment on your academic and professional qualifications as they relate to your interests in becoming a teacher. Choose people who are most familiar with your former or current studies, research interests, or work, and avoid recommendations of a personal nature. If you have been out of school for some time, you can provide a recommendation from an employer or supervisor.


Upload one copy of transcripts from every postsecondary school you have attended. Make sure to request them in advance of the deadline. You must submit an official copy of your transcript from your degree-conferring institution(s). Unofficial transcripts, including web printouts, may be used during the review process only if the document(s) clearly indicate name of the institution, name of the student, student ID, semesters, course titles, course grades, grading scale (if different than a 4.0 scale), and level of study. Final, official transcripts indicating degree conferral must be on file by September 15.

GRE or Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

Please submit your official GRE or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores with your application. As with all materials you submit, GRE or MAT test scores will be viewed in a holistic light, and will not outweigh other indicators of your academic, personal, and professional qualifications to be a teacher or school leader.

See how to submit scores for the GRE and the MAT.

2. Apply


Start your EMAT application any time. After you fill in and upload the required information, you can submit your completed application.

Mailing Additional Items

If any remaining application materials need to be mailed to our office, mail the materials together in a single mailing using our document cover sheet. Please address the mail as follows:

Attn: Transcript Department
1721 W. Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe, AZ 85281

Items received without the cover sheet take longer to process and match to your application. Please do not mail your materials in binders or folders. Any mailed materials must be received by, not postmarked by, the deadline. Only completed applications will be considered and reviewed by the admissions committee.

Financial Aid

To determine your eligibility for need-based scholarships and to apply for student loans, you must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible and indicate that your data is to be sent to New York University, institution code number 002785.

3. NYU Admissions Committee Review

NYU Steinhardt faculty review all completed applications individually and holistically.

If you pass NYU’s academic standards and requirements for entry into one of the four master’s degree programs, we will invite you to participate in the school partners matching process.

  • Mathematics Education: Grades 7-12 with a 5-6 Extension
  • Social Studies Education: Grades 7-12 with a 5-6 Extension
  • English Education: Grades 7-12 with a 5-6 Extension
  • Science Education: Grades 7-12 with a 5-6 Extension: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics

4. School Partners Matching Process

You will learn about our school partners for the 2017-2018 academic year, and will indicate your school matching preferences. We will then share your application with those school partners.

Just like a job search, one or more of our school partners will invite you to participate in an interview. These interviews may be on-site at the school partners’ campuses, over the phone, or via video conference.

The school matching process is similar to a job search and may take some time. You will find out which school partners you have matched with before you receive your offer of admission.

5. Receive Your Admission Details

Our Office of Graduate Admissions will notify you about your admission to the EMAT teacher residency program via email.

6. View Your Financial Aid/Review Tuition and Fees

If you filed the FAFSA, the NYU Office of Financial Aid will notify you by email when your financial aid package is ready for viewing. You will not be able to access your financial aid information until you receive an email notice from the Office of Financial Aid.

7. Accept or Decline Our Offer of Admission

We hope you decide to join our incoming EMAT residency program cohort! To confirm your place, we require a nonrefundable tuition deposit – as requested in your acceptance email – that is applied as a credit to your student account. Please refer to your acceptance email for your tuition deposit deadline.

Deferral policy: NYU Steinhardt does not allow deferrals. Applicants who wish to be considered for a future year must reapply by submitting a new application with all supporting materials, including letters of recommendations, by the application deadline.

NOTE: Please be advised that licensing agencies and fieldwork placement facilities in your field of study require that you undergo a criminal background check, the results of which the agency or facility must find acceptable before placement or licensure.

NYU Steinhardt’s Embedded MAT (EMAT) is proud to be a City Year Career Partner. This partnership reflects the shared visions and values of both organizations, and their belief that young people can keep students on track to graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education. The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success as an EMAT teacher resident, and AmeriCorps members and alumni interested in continuing their commitment to education and student achievement are encouraged to apply. For more information visit our Partnership Page.