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The City School District of Albany (CSDA) serves a vibrant student population of more than 9,600 students and their families in New York’s Capital Region. Recognized by dynamic growth from expanding refugee populations, City School District of Albany students hail from 50 countries and speak 57 languages. While rising graduation rates continue to be a goal, the district is also a regional leader in high school Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate program courses. As a resident here, you’ll experience a wide range of teaching experiences, expanding your skill set and building a solid classroom foundation with the support of a tight-knit community.

Student population

47% Black or African American
21% White
17% Hispanic or Latino
9% Asian, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
5% Multiracial
1% American Indian or Alaska Native


Qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch


English Language Learners


Qualify for Special Education Services

District initiatives

  • Focus on literacy and social-emotional health and development to improve academic achievement.
  • College & career readiness continues to be an area of attention to promote access and opportunity for all students beyond the P-12 educational experience.
  • Strengthening the safety and security in every building and supporting building leaders in their efforts be more effective instructional leaders.

The details

  • 30-credit master of arts in teaching (MAT) program
  • Meet online with NYU Steinhardt faculty and peers twice per week in the evening for your course work ~15 hours/week
  • ~40 hours/week in classroom residency at partner location
  • Tuition subsidy and stipend or wage from partner school
  • Two-year commitment following residency required
  • Full-day cost details

As a resident, you'll work full time under a mentor teacher and have the opportunity to support students daily. Your role in the classroom increases over the course of the year – progressing from working with students one-on-one to facilitating small group discussions, and eventually lead teaching up to three periods a day. Here are some more details about being a resident in the City School District of Albany.

During residency year

Estimated Wage
(Resident role based on 2016-17, subject to change by CSDA)
  • $21,000 for residents
  • Current salary for current employees
  • Health Insurance Available through NYU
    Provided for current CSDA employees
    Start Dates Orientation: End of June 2021
    Residency: End of August 2021

    After residency year

    Job After Graduation After successful completion of the program, you will receive priority hiring status for teaching positions available in an Albany public school. In exchange for providing a master’s subsidy and funding to offset your living expenses during your residency year, CSDA will require you to make a commitment to teach in the district for a minimum of two years after earning your degree.

    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 $52,140

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

     We know that the benefits of creating a more diverse teacher workforce are widespread; they are long-lasting, and they are life-changing.

    Diana Turk
    Vice Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning; Co-Director, NYU Teacher Residency,
    NYU Steinhardt

    >60% of NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residents identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)

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

    Heather Woodley
    Co-Director of NYU Teacher Residency; Clinical Assistant Professor of TESOL, Bilingual Education, and Foreign Language Education,
    NYU Steinhardt