Residency options

Choose a residency option that works for you

The NYU Teacher Residency offers two residency options: full-time or part-time. In both options, you are enrolled in a one-year, full-time master of arts in teaching (MAT) program.

The curriculum, expert and supportive faculty, teacher mentors, and commitment to community are the same in the full-time and part-time Teacher Residency programs. However, there are a few distinct differences between the two options.  Learn more about how the options are similar and where they differ in the chart below.

Full-time Teacher Residency

  • 30-credit master of arts in teaching
  • 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
  • Partner locations in: NYC charters, Riverside County, CA (CNUSD), San Francisco, CA (SFUSD), Palm Beach, FL (SDPBC), and Upstate NY (Albany and Syracuse)
  • Tuition subsidy and stipend or wage from partner school
  • Two-year commitment following residency required
  • Full-time cost and scholarship details

Part-time Teacher Residency

  • 30-credit master of arts in teaching
  • Meet online with NYU Steinhardt faculty and peers twice per week in the evening for your course work ~15 hours/week
  • ~20 hours per week for four to five days per week in classroom residency at partner location
  • Partner locations in: NYC DOE, (additional locations coming soon)
  • No tuition subsidy or stipend wage provided by district/charter partners
  • No requirement to teach at partner location beyond the residency year
  • Part-time cost and scholarship details

Community of support

Regardless of the option you choose, you have access to the same community of support. A hallmark of the NYU Teacher Residency is that you are surrounded by experts with a range of skill sets and pedagogical techniques. This diverse experience is designed to give you a practical foundation upon which to become an effective teacher. You are matched with a teacher mentor at your school site and receive coaching from content mentors and NYU Steinhardt faculty throughout the year as you gradually increase your responsibilities in the classroom.

Specialize in a content area

In both options, you select a content area to be the subject you will teach as a middle or high school educator.

Content area options include:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics
  • Social Studies
  • Special Education Generalist

Ready to explore more?

 I didn’t realize initially how unique the residency experience would be. Instead of only a short time in the classroom, in this extended period of time, I’ve learned so much more. I’ve changed my opinions and become more flexible in my understanding of what students need.

Brittany
graduate, 2019 cohort
Syracuse City School District

 We know that the benefits of creating a more diverse teacher workforce are widespread; they are long-lasting, and they are life-changing.

Diana Turk
Director of Teacher Education and associate professor
NYU Steinhardt

 The human element and the element of community have been so important.

Maddy
graduate, 2019 cohort
San Francisco Unified School District