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December 21, 2021

GRE, MAT No Longer Required for NYU Teacher Residency Admissions

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently signed legislation eliminating the standardized graduate admissions exam requirement for teacher preparation master’s...
A Syracuse, NY student and teacher resident work together in a classroom
November 30, 2021

How Long Does It Take to Become a Teacher?

There is no easy answer to the question, “How long does it take to become a teacher?” You could, after...
A teacher and students in an NYU Teacher Residency partner classroom
November 4, 2021

Why Choose an Urban Teacher Residency Program?

You want to teach. You’re confident you’d be a good teacher and that you’d find the work enjoyable and fulfilling....
A Syracuse City School District (SCSD) resident teaching class outside
October 29, 2021

What Does it Take to Get Into NYU’s Teacher Residency Program?

If you’re a college graduate looking to enter a teaching career, you have several options to acquire the necessary training....
A student and teacher resident sit on a bench outside of a school in Brooklyn, New York.
October 20, 2021

How and Why to Become a Teacher after College – No Experience Necessary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of kindergarten and elementary school teachers is projected to grow 7...
A Bronx-based teacher resident stands in a classroom, wearing a green blouse.
October 15, 2021

What Is a Teacher Residency?

Teacher residency programs have proven effective in countering teacher attrition. Programs report 80-90 percent retention rates after three years and 70-80 percent after five years, significantly higher than the figure for all new teachers at high-need schools.
A woman with short brown hair, wearing glasses and a red sweater, stands in front of a classroom. There is a whiteboard with post-it notes behind her.
October 8, 2021

Master’s in Teaching vs. Master’s in Education: What’s the Difference?

In many ways, a master’s in teaching and a master’s in education are similar degrees. Both focus on learning theory...
NYU Steinhardt Washington Square East
October 4, 2021

Introducing the 2021-2022 NYU Teacher Residency Cohort

The NYU Teacher Residency recently entered its sixth year. For 2021-2022, we welcome 126 residents who embark on their residency...
June 22, 2021

Effective Teacher Preparation Programs Begin with Community

Effective teacher preparation includes a curriculum that values and prioritizes community. The mantra, “it all starts with community,” undergirds the...
May 19, 2021

Anti-racism, Inclusion, and Belonging in Education: May Roundup

For May, NYU Steinhardt faculty identified three books and a podcast that discuss issues of white privilege and culturally responsive...
April 7, 2021

Anti-racism, Inclusion, and Belonging in Education: April Roundup

The NYU Teacher Residency is a purpose-driven master’s program with an unwavering focus on and commitment to anti-racism, inclusion, belonging,...
Three students work on laptops as an NYU Teacher Resident supports their learning.
April 1, 2021

How the NYU Teacher Residency Evolves Each Year

In today’s dynamic education landscape, teacher preparation programs must respond to current events, new research, and importantly, students and families...
NYU Steinhardt faculty leads for Special Education Tamara Sewell and Shane-Anthony Smith are pictured alongside two hands with a heart.
March 17, 2021

The Need for Educators, Diversity, and Intentional Preparation in Special Education

The need for special education teachers is vast. Fourteen percent of public school students receive special education services (NCES 2018)...
Teacher Resident Julie Candia with icons representing the transition to becoming a special education teacher after a career and kids.
March 2, 2021

NYU Teacher Residency Alumni Profile: After a Career and Kids, Becoming a Special Education Teacher

For Julie Candia, a 2020 NYU Teacher Residency alum, the decision to become a teacher came after a significant career...
Teacher Resident Robbie Marshall with icons representing the success he found with the gradual release model and teacher mentor.
February 19, 2021

NYU Teacher Residency Alumni Profile: How Substitute Teaching Paved a Path to a Career in Education

Robbie Marshall majored in history in college and knew he wanted to find a job related to the subject. He...
Students Speak: How Black Lives Do and Should Matter in My School virtual panel from NYU Steinhardt on February 4, 2021.
February 19, 2021

Students Speak: How Black Lives Do and Should Matter in My School

To learn directly from middle and high school students, NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning organized a panel as...
Teacher Resident Lorraine Zhong with icons representing the importance of her early school experience and commitment to equity.
February 16, 2021

NYU Teacher Residency Alum Profile: A Love of Science, Desire to Learn, and Commitment to Equity

“I was debating so many career paths. I reflected on the things that meant the most to me, and I...
NYU Teacher Resident Stephanie Melendez with four icons representing her advocacy work, residency site state of Florida, community organizer experience, and history content area.
February 1, 2021

NYU Teacher Residency Alum Profile: From Community Organizing to Teaching

“I previously did work in community organizing while I was in college, and I feel that teaching allows me to...