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A teacher writes a math equation on a small chalkboard.
October 3, 2023

How to Become a High School Math Teacher

School districts across the US will likely need to hire teachers for years to come to compensate for learning losses...
A teacher stands in front of a classroom facing middle-school aged students.
June 5, 2023

How to Become a Middle School Teacher

Teacher preparation programs such as the NYU Teacher Residency provide instruction that enhances classroom management and lesson planning in middle school.
An empty classroom with a blackboard, teacher’s desk, and rows of desks and chairs.
April 17, 2023

Would I Be a Good Teacher?

If you're considering entering a teacher training program, you should examine your motivations for joining the profession well before you enter the classroom.
A teacher stands and smiles in front of a whiteboard.
April 14, 2023

How to Become a High School Science Teacher in a Residency Program

Find out how to become a science teacher at the high school level in a teacher residency program and learn about other avenues into the profession.
A teacher reads a book to a classroom of children seated on a rug.
April 12, 2023

What’s the Best Age to Become a Teacher?

Residencies like the NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency program enable future teachers of all ages to simultaneously learn instructional skills, pursue certification, and earn their master's.
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...
Ideas for creating a video introduction
August 1, 2020

Tips for Your Video Introduction

A video introduction will introduce you to the faculty and the school hiring managers. Here are tips to make yours stand out.
November 19, 2019

Three Reasons to Become a Teacher

Have you ever considered becoming a teacher? Whether you are just beginning your professional life or you’ve been in the...
November 12, 2019

Tips for your School Interview

One of the most important steps in the NYU Teacher Residency admissions process is the school interview. As a prospective...
A Teacher Resident teaching math
January 23, 2019

Admissions Tips: Choosing a Content Area (Secondary Education degree)

Learning how to teach a subject area is a hallmark of the NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency. Teacher residents become experts...
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March 22, 2018

Tips for an Impressive Grad School Resume

If you’re applying to grad school, you’ll want to get your resume in lean, mean, fighting shape. A strong resume...
African-American woman gazing down in front of a black background
March 13, 2018

Tips for a Standout Essay

If you’re considering graduate school for teaching, there’s no doubt you’ve seen an essay requirement for admissions. Admission committees want...