Legacy College Preparatory Charter School - NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency Program

Legacy College Preparatory Charter School

Legacy College Preparatory Charter School in the Bronx serves grades six through twelve students at its middle school and high school facilities. As its name indicates, Legacy is committed to advancing all students to college-level study and the career opportunities a college education enables.

Instruction at Legacy rests on three core beliefs:

  • Rigorous instruction equips students for an academic journey leading to college graduation
  • Values-based character development prepares students for school and life
  • Ambitious goals drive college readiness and professional aspirations

Legacy faculty and students subscribe to a culture of PRIDE, an acronym for:

  • Professionalism demonstrated through good judgment, good conduct, punctuality, and meticulousness
  • Respect for all community members through kindness, empathy, support, and rigor
  • Integrity manifested in honesty, self-discipline, self-control, and tolerance of difference
  • Determination to enthusiastically and energetically make the effort required to succeed
  • Engagement by being focused, present, and active in all academic and extracurricular activities

Highly effective and committed teachers employ the latest pedagogic approaches, including frequent purposeful data analysis, to drive instruction and engage students’ guardians in their education. Mission-aligned activities, trips, clubs, and community service opportunities supplement the curriculum. Students receive further support through one-on-one meetings with their advisor. After-school tutoring and Saturday Academy provide additional safety nets for students requiring additional instruction.

Legacy College Prep is a minority-majority school with a significant Latinx population. Black students constitute approximately one-third of the student body.

Student population

64% Hispanic
34% Black
2% Multiple/Other


of students are English Language Learners


of students have Individualized Education Plans


of students qualify for free/reduced lunch

School initiatives

  • This year we are focused on continuing to close learning gaps that were created during the COVID-19 pandemic. We saw a significant learning loss in both ELA and Math. This year we are focused on building on the successes of last year and providing more interventions in reading and math to our scholars who are 3 or more grade levels behind.

The details

  • 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
  • Tuition subsidy and stipend or wage from partner school
  • Full-day cost details

During residency year

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.

Estimated Stipend
Health Insurance Aetna Health Coverage
Start Date August 2023

After residency year

Job After Graduation Teacher (Full-Time)
Estimated Starting Salary with Master’s Degree $68,500

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

 Whether you aspire to become a special education teacher in an integrated co-teaching classroom or a US history teacher for Advanced Placement students, this program offers the skills needed to connect with, engage, empower, challenge, and reach all of your students.

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