Quick Start Guide - NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency Program

In one year, you could become a teacher

The application for the 2022 NYU Teacher Residency is now closed. Application information for the 2023 Teacher Residency will be available in August.

We appreciate the time and commitment that just getting started requires, and understand at times it may feel overwhelming. We are here to offer you extra support and guidance along the way.  


Learn more about this online program.


We have info sessions every week .

We strongly encourage you to bring all of your questions to this introductory session. We offer a range of different virtual sessions to support you, beginning from the early stages of learning about the program to even after you start your application.


Do you have questions about eligibility and your transcript or course codes? Are you interested in learning more about content-area requirements?

Talk to our recruitment manager.

Schedule a short one-on-one call with our Recruitment Manager for a values based exploratory phone call regarding the Teacher Residency. This is your opportunity to ask questions, gain perspective, and explore the program holistically.

Our teacher residents represent a variety of academic, personal, and professional backgrounds and experiences. We can also use this time to discuss yours.

For campus seniors

We’re looking for committed, diverse, and hard-working people who believe every child deserves an excellent education.

Our priority is selecting candidates who possess not only basic requirements but a tenacious spirit and true commitment to addressing educational inequity, based on the belief that all students are capable of high achievement.

By June 2023, you must have a bachelor’s degree.

Additional opportunities for campus freshman, sophomores and juniors!

Not going to be a senior next year but want to get involved with the NYU Teacher Residency? We are currently interviewing for part time Campus Campaign Coordinators to lead the recruitment of college seniors at universities across the country for the next Teacher Residency cohort.

Schedule a short one-on-one call with our Recruitment Manager to learn more.

We’re committed to affordability, community, and diversity.

We want you to be part of this growing group of new teachers who understand what it takes to serve all students – no matter their learning or language needs – in culturally responsive and inclusive ways. Our teacher residents represent a variety of academic, personal, and professional backgrounds and experiences. All teacher residents are eligible for some level of scholarship and financial aid.

Here are a few of our most inspirational accomplishments:

African-American male student sitting cross-legged on the floor reading an iPad

By partnering with San Francisco Unified School District, the Teacher Residency helps fill a need for highly prepared teachers to build a more equitable system.

A teacher and her students at Grant Middle School in Syracuse, NY

Regardless of the school you teach in, teacher residents learn to serve emergent bilinguals. At Syracuse City School District, our residents learn firsthand what that means.

Justin Canfield sitting in his office

Becoming a teacher is hard and rewarding work. We’re so proud of residents like Justin who persevere throughout the program.

The NYU Teacher Residency, a one-year, online master of arts in teaching (MAT), prepares you to teach students of all backgrounds and all instructional needs. We are fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation. 

Two degree options are available:

Upon completion of the Inclusive Childhood Education (elementary school) program, you:

  • earn your master of arts in teaching in Inclusive Childhood Education (dual certification in childhood education Grades 1-6 and teaching students with disabilities Grades 1-6).
  • become eligible for recommendation for initial certification in New York State in childhood education and childhood special education for Grades 1-6.

Upon completion of the Secondary Education (middle and high school) program, you:

  • earn your master of arts in teaching in Secondary Education.
  • become eligible for recommendation for initial certification in New York State in a secondary teaching content area in English, mathematics, science, or social studies for Grades 7-12 (with a Grades 5-6 extension), or in secondary special education for Grades 7-12.

Degree option availability varies by location.

Eligibility to join the Teacher Residency is based on your previous undergraduate and graduate course work. There are different course work requirements for each of the two master of arts in teaching degrees: Inclusive Childhood Education (elementary school) and Secondary Education (middle and high school). 

We are the only university-based national teacher residency program.

NYU Steinhardt faculty have been leading virtual classes to prepare teachers across the nation since the Teacher Residency launched.

We have residency partner schools in San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC, Danbury, CT, Palm Beach, FL, Upstate and Central New York, and New York City. We continue to add locations and regions as the Teacher Residency grows.

Take the next step to becoming a well-prepared teacher, ready to serve all students.

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