NYU Teacher Residency Program with Washington Latin Public Charter School

Washington Latin Public Charter School

Located in the Fort Totten neighborhood of Washington, DC, Washington Latin Public Charter School is a small-by-design diverse community where inspiration, warmth, and holistic education take center stage. The school serves 700 students in Grades 5-12 across the District.

Washington Latin is a liberal arts, college preparatory school with a classical mission. It has an emphasis on curriculum that explores the history of the ancients and develops understanding, knowledge, and humanity of its scholars. The school views education as a training of character, and character is the intersection of intellectual development and moral integrity. Students at Washington Latin are both encouraged and prepared to be thoughtful people who will contribute to the public good and continue lifelong quests toward a fuller humanity. Teachers and administrators are passionate about the mission and commit themselves to support the growth of well-rounded students who are exposed to broad academic and language skills.

The school operates by the motto that words matter, ideas matter, and people matter. Excellent teachers are a priority, and with ample support are given autonomy to create a culture of learning for their diverse student body. Uniquely, all adults in Washington Latin contribute to teaching and learning and instruct at least one class every year. As a teacher in this community, you will be met with high expectations, preparation to be the highest-quality teacher, and a capacity to grow and take on new leadership throughout your career.

Student population

Middle school
44% White
40% Black
9% Hispanic
4% Two or more more races
3% Asian
Upper/high school
50% Black
35% White
9% Hispanic
3% Two or more more races
3% Asian


Qualify for Free/
Reduced Lunch


of students are proficient in math


of students are proficient in reading


average graduation rate

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
  • Please note Washington Latin is not currently designated as a Title 1 school
  • Full-day cost details

As a teacher resident, you’ll work alongside another teacher and gain responsibility throughout the year. This immersive learning is designed to assist you with understanding your students and their learning process, setting you up to have a class of your own the following year.

During residency year

Estimated Stipend
Health Insurance Available through NYU
Start Dates Orientation: End of June 2022
Residency: End of August 2022

After residency year

Job After Graduation Teacher (full time) After successful completion of the program, you will have a job waiting for you as a teacher at Washington Latin. In exchange for providing a master’s subsidy and funding to offset your living expenses during your residency year, Washington Latin requires you to make a commitment to teach there for at least two years after earning your degree.
Estimated Starting Salary with Master’s Degree $50,000 - $55,000 (commensurate with experience)

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/Vice 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