NYU Teacher Residency Program with Albany Public Schools


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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
  • Stipend or wage from partner school
  • 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
  • $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 2022
    Residency: End of August 2022

    After residency year

    Job After Graduation After successful completion of the program, you will be considered for any available teaching positions in the district. Because of recent budget cuts, the district anticipates few teaching positions will be available. NYU Teacher Residency faculty and staff will provide hiring support. You will face no financial repercussions for taking a teaching position outside the district.
    Estimated Starting Salary with Master’s Degree $55,618

    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
    Director of Teacher Education/Vice Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning at NYU Steinhardt; Co-Director, NYU Teacher Residency

     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
    Clinical Associate Professor of TESOL, Bilingual Education, and World Language Education