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

NYU Steinhardt reviews all applications individually and comprehensively. Our priority is selecting 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.

The Selection Process

The Teacher Residency selection process is split into two parts. NYU Steinhardt faculty review applications first and then district and charter hiring managers interview candidates. Final admission into the Teacher Residency requires each candidate to pass NYU Steinhardt faculty review and receive an offer from at least one of our district or charter partners.

The timing for communicating faculty review decisions as well as the district/charter interviewing process for each of the application deadlines can be found below. In general, faculty decisions are made within two weeks of each application deadline (the exception being the December 9, 2019 deadline) and final admission decisions based on the district and charter hiring process can be expected to take between one to two months.

Application Deadlines and Final Admission Decisions

  • October 14, 2019 priority deadline
    • Faculty review decisions by October 28, 2019
    • Partner location interview process started within 30 days
    • Final admissions decisions communicated within an additional 30 days
  • December 9, 2019 deadline
    • Faculty review by January 12, 2020
    • Partner location interview process started within 30 days
    • Final decisions communicated within an additional 30 days
  • February 10, 2020 deadline
    • Faculty review by February 24, 2020
    • Partner location interview process started within 30 days
    • Final decisions communicated within an additional 30 days
  • April 13, 2020 deadline
    • Faculty review by April 20, 2020
    • Partner location interview process started within 30 days
    • Final decisions communicated within an additional 30 days
Note: In order to be notified of your final admissions decision on the above timeframes, you must have all materials submitted by the corresponding application deadline.

We encourage you to begin and complete the application steps below as soon as possible, with special attention given to the first two steps: understanding eligibility requirements and providing your unofficial transcripts. Our eligibility requirements in content course work ensure that our graduates become the most qualified subject area teachers for each and every student.