NYU Teacher Residency Program with Albany Public Schools

City School District of Albany

The City School District of Albany (CSDA) serves a vibrant student population of more than 9,300 students and their families in New York’s Capital Region. Recognized by dynamic growth from expanding refugee populations, The City School District of Albany has 11 elementary schools, four middle schools, an alternative-education program for middle- and high-school students, the Albany International Center serving refugee and immigrant students in grades 6-12, and Albany High School, a comprehensive high school with a career and technical center. 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 Intern here, you’ll experience a wide range of teaching experiences, expanding your skillset and building a solid classroom foundation with the support of a tight-knit community. Residents accepted by the school district must commit to a minimum of two years of employment after their residency year (for a total of three years) or must reimburse the district for tuition support

Core Values

  • Student achievement
  • Quality instruction
  • Leadership capacity and accountability
  • Family empowerment
  • Diverse community partnerships

Student population

45% Black or African American
19% White
19% Hispanic or Latino
9% Asian, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
7% Multiracial
1% American Indian or Alaska Native


Economically disadvantaged


English language learners


Qualify for Special Education Services

District initiatives

  • Equity in Education is a newly articulated initiative that guides the work of all district stakeholders, serving as a blueprint to ensure the removal of any barriers preventing students from reaching their full potential.
  • Focus on literacy and social-emotional health and development to improve academic achievement.
  • Incorporating education technology in everything we do to increase digital literacy and instructional practice.
  • 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
  • Residents hired as probationary Teaching Assistant with annual salary of $27,143
  • Current support staff employees maintain current salary
  • Health Insurance
  • Provided by City School District of Albany
  • Start Date August 2023

    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 CSDA school.* In exchange for providing a master’s subsidy and funding to offset a portion of your tuition 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.

    *Pending availability and eligibility

    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; 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