NYU Teacher Residency Program with Paul Public Charter School

Paul Public Charter School

Boasting an impressive 100 percent college admission rate, Paul Public Charter School delivers on its commitment that all children can learn if provided a nurturing and structured school environment. 2021 graduates were accepted at 52 colleges and universities including Clark Atlanta University, Franklin and Marshall College, George Mason University, Louisiana State University, North Carolina Central University, and St. John’s University.

Students commence Paul Middle School with a Social Emotional Learning curriculum that bolsters college preparatory skills. Project-based learning, individualized class scheduling, and a rigorous family engagement program all contribute to academic success. Saturday Academy and math and reading intervention workshops support students who require additional instruction. The school recognizes that middle school represents a time of rapid and dynamic personal development; its curriculum stresses self-management, self-awareness, social awareness, responsible decision-making, and relationship skills in addition to scholastics. Student support staff include licensed mental health professionals, special educators, and certified school counselors to facilitate personal growth.

Paul International High School offers college-level academics across the humanities, sciences, and fine arts (the school maintains partnerships with Alvin Ailey and the Kennedy Center). Dual enrollment opportunities with the University of the District of Columbia further broadens students’ curricular options. All PIHS students must complete a research-driven capstone project focused on a global issue. The school hopes to reintroduce its International Travel and Study Abroad program soon, COVID-19 pandemic conditions permitting.

Paul PCS serves a diverse student body at the grades six through twelve level. African Americans constitute more than half the student body; Latinx students make up just over 40 percent. Most students qualify for Title I benefits; nearly one in four is an English-language learner.

Student population

41% Hispanic
57% Black
1% Multiple/Other
< 1% White


College Acceptance Rate


of our students are English Language Learners


of our students receive an Individualized Education Program (IEP)


Average class size is 12:1

Charter initiatives

  • 21st Century Learning: Paul Charter is a Hybrid Online/In-person campus.
  • Campus Culture: Paul Charter prides itself on creating a culture that has a socio-emotional approach.
  • Inclusion: There is a focus on language accessibility and greater affinity group recognition among its teachers and learners.

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

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.

During residency year

Estimated Stipend
Health Insurance Medical insurance is 80% covered by employer.
Dental insurance is 100% covered by employer.
Vision insurance is $0.98/month.

All healthcare is provided through CareFirst.
Start Date August 2023

After residency year

Job After Graduation Teacher (Full-Time)
Estimated Starting Salary with Master’s Degree $60,000

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

 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

 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