NYU Teacher Residency Program with Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School

Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School

The Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School logo

Located in one of Brooklyn’s oldest historically Black neighborhoods, Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School (BSNBCS) serves a racially and economically diverse student body at the Kindergarten through Eighth grade levels. BSNBCS follows a Positive Behaviors Interventions and Supports (PBIS) approach to teaching, identifying and bolstering student strengths while stressing constructive remediation and reinforcement where appropriate. Small group instruction ensures that students receive individual guidance.

BSNBCS adheres to values expressed in the Latin-derived acronym THRIVE, which stands for:

  • Temperantia (self-control)
  • Humanitas (kindness)
  • Respectus (respect)
  • Industria (hard work)
  • Veritas (truth)
  • Excellentia (excellence)

Frequent formative assessments track student progress and guide instruction, while less-frequent summative assessments benchmark progress. A Student Support Team supplements academic pedagogy with social and emotional development activities and classes. The approach works; recent citywide testing showed BSNBCS outperforming aggregate scores for New York State, New York City, and Brooklyn City on state proficiency exams.

Nearly half of BSNBCS students are Black; just over half identify as Latino. English learners constitute just under 20 percent of the student body; a nearly identical number receive support under the McKinney Vento Act. 22 percent of students have ILPs. The school is located within blocks of Metro stations served by the G, J, and M lines.

Student population

47% Black
51% Hispanic
2% Other


of our students are entitled to free and reduced lunch


of English Language Learners and 22% of our students have Individualized Learning Plans


of students receive support under the McKinney Vento Act

School initiatives

  • To continue to build our teacher and non-instructional staffs' capacity to deliver integrated Social Emotional Learning mindsets strategies and approaches
  • To improve the vertical alignment and rigor of our ELA program for grades Kindergarten to 2nd grade.

The details

As a teacher resident, you’ll teach and learn in your content area. You’ll work alongside another teacher and gain responsibility throughout the year. You also may be asked to substitute teach later in the year as well as support intervention work.

  • There are two degree options available at this location:
    • 34-credit master of arts in teaching in Inclusive Childhood Education (dual degree in Childhood Education and Childhood Special Education, Grades 1-6)
    • 30-credit master of arts in teaching in Secondary Education (Grades 7-12)
  • 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
  • Full-day cost details

During residency year

Estimated Stipend
Health Insurance Comprehensive Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance, Vision and Dental. Enhanced Benefit stipend of $2500, as well as cost-free basic life insurance as part of benefits plan.
Start Date August 2023

After residency year

Job After Graduation Teacher (Full-Time)
Estimated Starting Salary with Master’s Degree Certified teachers start at $65,000; dual-certified special education teachers start at $70,000.

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

 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