Located in the neighborhoods of the Bronx and the Lower East Side in Manhattan, Girls Prep middle schools, part of Public Preparatory Network (Public Prep), are places where joy and rigor coexist. The schools build strong character in girls by adopting the core values of sisterhood, merit, responsibility, and scholarship in the first nonprofit network of single-sex learning environments in the country.
At Public Prep, everything begins with the end in mind: college completion. This is the network’s North Star. There is a deep belief among all staff that every child can succeed, no matter what. However, this does not mean education at Public Prep is only about passing tests. It’s quite the opposite. Students experience a holistic approach to education with a well-rounded curriculum of core subjects combined with the arts, as well as social-emotional development. This focus on the whole child ensures Public Prep graduates go on to be empathetic leaders who are knowledgeable and curious about the world. They are goal-oriented decision-makers empowered to make choices that will lead to life success.
Teachers at Public Prep are lifelong learners and leaders who are committed to growth – both their own and that of their students. As a member of the Girls Prep team, you will learn to value feedback through formal observations, as well as through informal support systems, such as collaboration with departments and grade teams, that strengthen your instruction and confidence. School leaders create opportunities to build expertise in the craft of teaching through strategic differentiated professional development aligned to yearly goals, while welcoming you to the Public Prep family. When you bring an open mind, a commitment to excellence, and a belief that all children can make it to and through college, Public Prep will invest in you to become the best possible teacher for all students.
Student population: Girls Prep - Bronx
Student population: Girls Prep - Lower East Side
- Consistent data across schools. Infrastructure exists across the network so all teachers and school leaders have access to and know how to use data for student success. Teams of math coaches, specialists in special education and ELA, teacher leaders, and leaders in adult learning help teachers use data with purpose.
- High-quality instruction. Public Prep believes that children need to have strong teachers at every level. Educators attend workshops across the network to define high-quality instruction and what makes an excellent teacher. All adults in the network commit to the academic and social-emotional development of every child.
- A culture of support and success. Culture-focused leadership roles ensure a safe environment for learning and a safe space for students to express themselves. These people support new teachers with student management procedures, how to connect with families, and how to build rapport in communities.
- 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
As a teacher resident, you’ll be a resident and permanent substitute teacher in your content area. This means you’ll work alongside another teacher and gain responsibility throughout the year. Initially, you will be in one classroom with your mentor teacher, but as the year progresses, you will be tapped to support and cover classes for teachers when they are absent.
Residency: End of August 2021
After residency year
The job placement offer is provided by our partners for informational and planning purposes only. NYU Steinhardt does not guarantee job placement.
The figures above are estimates provided by our partners for informational and planning purposes only. NYU Steinhardt does not guarantee these amounts.