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Located in central New York, Syracuse City School District (SCSD) is a progressive and highly diverse district. With refugee resettlement so prominent, Syracuse has been named a Sanctuary City. The 21,000 students speak over 80 languages-making for a rich teaching landscape. Dedicated to a balanced approach to school improvement, the district offers the same level of support to teachers, students, and their families. Syracuse offers a robust 2-week teacher induction program, and all first-year teachers are assigned a mentor for feedback and observation. Marked by an “opportunity culture,” the district offers many opportunities for teacher advancement into multi-classroom leadership or administration.

Core Values



High Expectations


Accountability for All

Student Population

50% Black
23% Caucasian
13% Hispanic/Latino
8% Asian/Pacific


Qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch


English Language Learners


Qualify for Special Education Services

District Initiatives

  • Greater parent engagement by creating a stronger home-school connection and finding ways for parents to become more active in their child's education.
  • Continued expansion of our Career and Tech Ed. Programs, providing a hands-on approach to meeting the demands of a 21st century world.
  • Strive to personalize learning toward each student's distinct learning needs and strengths-for a more effective and impactful education.

During Residency Year

Estimated Stipend/Wage
(Resident role subject to change by SCSD)
Health Insurance Provided by Syracuse City School District
Start Dates VIRTUAL: July 2019 (details coming soon)
ON-GROUND: Fall 2019 (details coming soon)

After Residency Year

Job After Graduation After successful completion of the program, you will have a job waiting for you as a teacher in a SCSD school.* In exchange for providing a master’s subsidy and funding to offset your living expenses during your residency year, SCSD will require you to make a commitment to teach in the district for a minimum of two years after earning your degree.
* Pending availability and eligibility

The job placement offer is provided by our partners for informational and planning purposes only. NYU Steinhardt does not guarantee job placement.

Estimated Starting Salary with Master’s Degree $50,400

The figures above are estimates provided by our partners for informational and planning purposes only. NYU Steinhardt does not guarantee these amounts.