Prospect Schools

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Founded and run by excellent teachers, Prospect Schools (formerly Brooklyn Prospect Charter School) has achieved outstanding results for an incredibly diverse student body. Teachers and faculty at Prospect are similarly diverse, coming from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. 89% hold advanced degrees, six years is the average classroom experience, and 16 different languages are spoken across the organization.

The guiding principle behind Prospect is a re-imagination of elementary, middle, and high school education with the purpose of giving students a lifelong passion for learning and setting them up to thrive in a global community. Finding your fit here means connecting with a student population ready for positive influence.

Student population

36% White
29% Hispanic
18% Black
9% Multiracial
6% Asian
2% Unreported

41%

Qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch

2%

English Language Learners

14%

Qualify for Special Education Services

Charter initiatives

  • Curriculum. BPCS is prioritizing the development of K-12 unit plans to be shared network-wide, with more rigorous student performance expectations.
  • Operations. We're devoting time and resources to streamlining and improving operations, so we maximize the benefits of being a network of schools and make it easier for our teachers to concentrate on what matters most: classroom time.
  • Diversity. An ongoing initiative and something that BPCS will always focus on is creating a more inclusive adult community.
  • Data. All divisions are strengthening their use of evidence to make better, more informed decisions that create a positive and enriching learning environment for our students.
  • Growth. We are focused on bringing our school integration model to new communities in Brooklyn and to regions outside of NYC. We're also in the process of enlarging our high school and starting to sketch out a plan for establishing a new elementary school in the next few years.

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

During residency year

Estimated Stipend/Wage
$20,000
Health Insurance Provided by charter network
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 be strongly considered for available teaching positions in your content area in a Prospect school.

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 Varies by candidate and school

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

 I grew up in Brooklyn. I love that I get to come back to my home city and work with a community that I have experience with and care about.

Manny
graduate, 2019 cohort,
Brooklyn Prospect Charter School (now Prospect Schools)

 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

 I was scared because I didn’t know what online 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.

Manny
graduate, 2019 cohort,
Brooklyn Prospect Charter School (now Prospect Schools)