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Master of arts in teaching curriculum

Connect learning theory with expert guidance in classroom practice

In the NYU Teacher Residency, each curriculum module connects learning theory with practice and builds on what you’re doing in the classroom.

Upon completion of the Inclusive Childhood Education (elementary school) degree program, you:

  • earn your master of arts in teaching in Inclusive Childhood Education: a dual certification in childhood education Grades 1-6 and teaching students with disabilities, Pre-K-Grade 12 (all grades).
  • become eligible for recommendation for initial certification in New York State in childhood education Grades 1-6 and childhood special education for Pre-K-Grade 12.
Inclusive Childhood Education Curriculum

Upon completion of the Secondary Education (middle and high school) degree program, you:

  • earn your master of arts in teaching in Secondary Education.
  • become eligible for recommendation for initial certification in New York State in a secondary teaching content area in English, mathematics, science, or social studies for Grades 7-12 (with a Grades 5-6 extension), or in secondary special education for Grades 7-12.
Secondary Education Curriculum

Master’s in teaching online classes

You meet online with NYU Steinhardt faculty and fellow teacher residents on a schedule designed to help you increase responsibilities in the classroom. You take synchronous classes during a set time twice each week in the evening.

The curriculum and instruction focus on preparing reflective teachers who are knowledgeable about and skilled in content, pedagogy, working with families and diverse communities, and meeting the academic and social needs of all students. You learn face-to-face using video technology and form a collaborative community with your cohort. Online learning in the Teacher Residency maximizes interpersonal relationships and relevant instruction.

By completion of the NYU Teacher Residency, you learn to:

  • become educators of all students.
  • be a culturally responsive teacher who builds community with students and families to foster engagement and well-being.
  • integrate theory and research with practice.
  • develop and implement discipline-based curricula, unit plans, and lessons that are coherent, inclusive, and accessible to all.
  • create and apply classroom strategies that are innovative, clear, and appropriate for specific contexts through technology that supports student learning.
  • develop a practice that is equitable and acquire the skills of a professional educator.

*Note: The course work and fieldwork lead to eligibility for initial teaching certification in New York State. Please visit our Professional Licensure page for more information.

We built this program from the ground up, and [the faculty] all agreed on starting with the ideas of building community and understanding identity.


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I was scared because I didn’t know what online learning looked like and wondered how I would stay on top of myself if it’s all online. How would I hold myself accountable to complete the work, especially with group projects and things of that nature? But the online tools actually helped me manage my workload.