Who is eligible for the NYU Teacher Residency? (2023)

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Our eligibility requirements in content course work ensure that our graduates are highly qualified to teach in their subject areas and are ready to apply for certification or credentialing in our partner locations’ states.

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). Review this self-reflection guide to determine which degree is right for you.

Degree option availability varies by location. Currently only six of the NYC charter school residency sites offer both the master of arts in teaching in Inclusive Childhood Education and master of arts in teaching in Secondary Education. All of our residency sites offer the master of arts in teaching in Secondary Education.

A transcript review is required to ensure your eligibility. Email unofficial copies of your transcripts from any undergraduate and any graduate course work that you have completed to one of our enrollment specialists.

Prior teaching experience is not required.

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We recommend you explore the information provided for each content area you are interested in applying for. This information offers guidance to determine which content area(s) your undergraduate and graduate credits may qualify you for in our residency partners’ states. In some cases, additional courses may be required to match your existing credits to your subject area of choice.

English: Grades 7-12
Mathematics: Grades 7-12
Science: Grades 7-12
Social studies: Grades 7-12
Special education generalist: Grades 7-12
Inclusive childhood: Grades 1-6

What are the eligibility requirements to apply to teach Secondary Education English?

I have 30 credits in English

Available at all partner locations

If you have 30 credits in English (or a minimum of 24 credits*), you are eligible to apply to the English Education Grades 7-12 program for partner schools in Florida, Washington, DC, and New York. Course codes most commonly associated with these courses include ENG, LIT, WRIT, and LANG. Course codes beginning with PHIL, HUM, or HIS pertaining to the above subject may be counted, but additional course descriptions will have to be submitted. You must have completed a bachelor’s degree in English or 30 semester hours in English, including

  • 12 semester hours of literature
  • 3-6 semester hours in language
  • 3-6 semester hours in writing

*If you have 24 or more credit hours in English, but less than the required 30, you can still be accepted into the Teacher Residency. You would be required to make up the remainder of the credits before the end of your residency year in order to be eligible for recommendation for certification.

I have 18 or more credits in English

Available at partner locations in Florida

If you have 18 credits in English, you are eligible to apply to the English Education Grades 5-9 program for partner schools in Florida. You must have completed a bachelor’s or higher degree with 18 semester hours in English to include the areas specified below:

  • credit in English composition and grammar beyond freshman English
  • credit in speech or oral interpretation
  • 9 semester hours in literature

What are the eligibility requirements to apply to teach Secondary Education mathematics?

I have 30 credits in mathematics

Available at all partner locations

If you have 30 credits in mathematics (or a minimum of 24 credits*), you are eligible to apply to the Mathematics Education Grades 7-12 program for partner schools in California, Florida, Washington, DC, and New York. Course codes most commonly associated with these courses include MTH, MATH, CALC, etc. These courses should also be 100-level or above. You must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a strong mathematics GPA. You must also have:

  • 30 credits of acceptable mathematics content, which can include courses in mathematical reasoning, quantitative methods, number theory and concepts, algebra, analytic geometry, calculus, geometry, data analysis, probability, and discrete mathematics
  • for Florida – 30 semester hours in mathematics to include the areas specified below, as outlined by the Florida Department of Education: 6 semester hours in calculus, credit in geometry, credit in probability or statistics, and credit in abstract or linear algebra

*If you have 24 or more credit hours in mathematics, but less than the required 30, you can still be accepted into the Teacher Residency. You will be required to make up the remaining credits before the completion of your residency year in order to be eligible for recommendation for certification.

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I have 18 or more credits in mathematics

Available at partner locations in Florida

If you have 18 credits in mathematics, you are eligible to apply to the Mathematics Education Grades 5-9 program for partner schools in Florida. A bachelor’s or higher degree with 18 semester hours in mathematics to include credit in the areas specified below, as outlined by the Florida Department of Education:

  • calculus, precalculus, or trigonometry
  • geometry
  • probability or statistics

What are the eligibility requirements to apply to teach Secondary Education science?

I have 30 credits in science (biology, chemistry, Earth science, or physics)

Available at all partner locations

If you have 30 credits in a science (or a minimum of 24 credits*), you are eligible to apply to a Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics Grades 7-12 program for partner schools in California, Florida, Washington, DC, and New York. Course codes most commonly associated with these courses include BIO, BCHEM, ANP, ANT, ECO, CHEM, PHYS, etc. You must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a strong science GPA. You must also have:

  • a strong GPA in the content area of study: biology, chemistry, Earth science or physics
  • completed a major in science in your undergraduate program or the equivalent of 30 total science credits in undergraduate or graduate course work in your specific science area

*If you have 24 or more credit hours in the above areas, but less than the required 30, you can still be accepted into the Teacher Residency. You would be required to make up the remainder of the credits before the end of your residency year in order to be eligible for recommendation for certification.

I have 18 or more credits in science (biology, chemistry, Earth science, or physics)

Available at partner locations in Florida

If you have 18 credits in science, you are eligible to apply to the General Science Education Grades 5-9 program for partner schools in Florida. A bachelor’s or higher degree with 18 semester hours in science with associated laboratory experiences to include credit in each of the areas specified below:

  • biological science
  • chemistry or physics
  • Earth-space science or Earth science

Visit the Florida Department of Education website and scroll down to “Science Areas” for details.

What are the eligibility requirements to apply to teach Secondary Education social studies?

I have 30 credits in social studies

Available at all partner locations

If you have 30 credits in social studies (or a minimum of 24 credits*), you are eligible to apply to the Social Studies Education Grades 7-12 program for partner schools in California, Florida, Washington, DC, and New York. Course codes most commonly associated with these courses include HIST, GEO, ECON, POL, GOV, etc. You must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a strong GPA and a total of 30 credits. Specifically, you need to have completed:

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  • 3 semester hours of economics
  • 3 semester hours of government, politics, or political science
  • 21 semester hours of history and geography of the United States and the world
  • 3 semester hours of a foreign language

*If you have 24 or more credit hours in social studies, but less than the required 30, you can still be accepted into the Teacher Residency. You would be required to make up the remainder of the credits before the end of your residency year in order to be eligible for recommendation for certification.

I have 18 or more credits in social studies

Available at partner locations in Florida

If you have 18 credits in social studies, you are eligible to apply to the Social Science Education Grades 5-9 program for partner schools in Florida. You must have completed a bachelor’s or higher degree with 18 semester hours in social science or social studies to include the areas specified below:

  • 6 semester hours in United States history
  • credit in economics
  • credit in geography
  • credit in United States government
  • credit in western civilization or European, Asian, African, Latin American, or Middle Eastern history
  • credits in a foreign language

What are the eligibility requirements to apply to teach Secondary Education special education generalist?

Available at all partner locations

You must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a strong GPA. If you have 30 credits in a liberal arts major or concentration (or a minimum of 24 credits*) and have a distribution of credits in the below content areas, you are eligible to apply to the Special Education Generalist Grades 7-12 program for all partner locations. To learn more about what is defined as “liberal arts,” please visit the New York State Department of Education’s website. Course codes would likely be an aggregate of those listed for the content areas. You must have:

  • 6 semester hours of English language arts
  • 6 semester hours of mathematics (includes statistics)
  • 6 semester hours of natural or physical sciences
  • 6 semester hours of social studies/social sciences

*If you are missing 6 semester hours from what is listed above, you can still be accepted into the Teacher Residency. You would be required to make up the remainder of the credits before the end of your residency year in order to be eligible for recommendation for certification.

If you have a bachelor’s degree, you are eligible to apply to the Exceptional Student Education program for partner schools in Florida.

What are the eligibility requirements to apply to teach Inclusive Childhood Education?

Available at select NYC partner locations

You must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a strong GPA. If you have 30 credits in a liberal arts major or concentration (or a minimum of 24 credits*) and have a distribution of credits in the below content areas, you are eligible to apply to the Inclusive Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) program in select NYC partner locations. To learn more about what is defined as “liberal arts,” please visit the New York State Department of Education’s website. Course codes would likely be an aggregate of those listed for previously listed content areas. You must have:

  • 3 semester hours of English
  • 3 semester hours of natural or physical sciences
  • 3 semester hours of mathematics (statistics is acceptable)
  • 3 semester hours of social science/studies
  • 3 semester hours of a language other than English (American Sign Language is acceptable)

*If you are missing 6 semester hours from what is listed above, you can still be accepted into the Teacher Residency. You would be required to make up the remainder of the credits before the end of your residency year in order to be eligible for recommendation for certification.

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What if I don’t have enough credits to qualify for one of the core concentration areas for the Secondary Education program?

You may still be eligible for the Special Education concentration. You must have a minimum of 18 credits in one of the four content areas, or distributed across the content areas for a special education candidacy. You will need to complete any remaining credit requirements prior to the end of your residency year.

If you do not have enough credits to apply for the content area of your choice, you may also consider taking the course work needed for eligibility and reapply for admission the following year.

Am I eligible for the NYU Teacher Residency if English is not my native language?

Your ability to speak, write, and read with fluency in English is crucial to your success at NYU Steinhardt and as a teacher in our partner schools. We expect all students to be proficient in English at their time of admission to NYU Steinhardt.

If your native language is not English, you must submit results from one of the following English proficiency exams: TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic. This requirement is waived if:

  • you received four years of education as an undergraduate where the official language of instruction of the institution was English for all course work; or
  • you received four years of education as a graduate student where the official language of instruction of the institution was English for all course work; or
  • you received a combined undergraduate and graduate education of four years where the official language of instruction of the institution was English for all course work.

The Admissions Committee reserves the right to require any candidate, regardless of country of citizenship or prior college experience, to submit results from an English language exam prior to rendering a decision if they believe the applicant’s proficiency in English may not meet admissions standards.

Explore English proficiency testing requirements.

Do you accept non-US citizen (international) applications?

You must have the equivalent of a four-year US bachelor’s degree to be considered for admission. Your ability to speak, write, and read with fluency in English is crucial to your success at NYU Steinhardt.

Because the course work for this program is online, candidates are not eligible for visa sponsorship from New York University at this time. You will not be eligible for the F or J visa types through NYU. Please explore one of our on-campus programs that would allow eligibility for the F or J visa. Read more about Steinhardt admissions policies for international applicants.

Please note: These directions are meant to help you in completing your application but should not be considered legal advice.

Do I need to pass a background check?

Licensing agencies and fieldwork placement facilities in your field of study require that you undergo a criminal background check, the results of which the agency or facility must find acceptable before placement or licensure.

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FAQs

What is NYU teacher residency? ›

The NYU Teacher Residency prepares you for the realities of the classroom with rigorous course work, hands-on practice, and culturally responsive teaching. You have the opportunity to build deep knowledge of how to serve all students – including emergent bilinguals and students with disabilities – in your content area.

How much is the NYU teacher residency program? ›

Our total investment in you is $27,445. This breaks down into the following categories: Living Stipend.

Are teacher residency programs worth it? ›

Do teacher residency programs produce better teachers? Early research suggests that teacher residencies increase diversity among teachers. They also improve teacher retention rates (addressing teacher shortages in many districts across the US) and produce more effective teachers.

What does teacher residency mean? ›

A residency program involves a full year of co-teaching experience in a classroom, with coursework being completed throughout that year. Additionally, residencies differ from alternative certification programs by providing you with a year-long mentored experience prior to becoming the teacher of record in a classroom.

Why do teachers have residency programs? ›

The idea behind teacher residencies is that they offer intensive support to teachers throughout the beginning of their journey as educators, which helps reduce the churn so often seen within the first five years when teachers leave because they feel overwhelmed and isolated.

Is a masters in education the same as a Masters in teaching? ›

The primary distinction is that the master's in teaching focuses more directly on teaching and classroom management. In contrast, the master's in education is a broader degree, applicable to a classroom career but also to jobs in administration, curriculum development, and education policy.

What is Mat education? ›

An MAT degree, or Master of Arts in Teaching, equips the prospective or experienced classroom teacher with a deeper toolset for practicing the craft of teaching. It's a degree for those who want to teach, or who are already teaching, and those who love the classroom and want to continue working in it.

Who are resident educators? ›

Resident teacher" means any licensed teacher or person granted an alternative placement teaching certificate who isemployed in an accredited school to serve as a teacher under the guidance and assistance of a mentor teacher and residency committee.

What is the evidence that US students are actually doing quite well in their educational performance? ›

What is the evidence that U.S. students are actually doing quite well in their educational performance? In recent years SAT reading and mathematics scores have reached an all-time high. Horace Mann helped establish the first: state-supported normal school.

What is Chicago teacher residency Program? ›

The Chicago Teacher Residency (CTR) is a one-year teacher training program for talented professionals who passionately believe that all students deserve a quality education.

How selective is urban teachers? ›

Urban Teachers accepts about 38 percent of applicants. We send only the best teachers into urban classrooms. Eighty-four percent of participants agree or strongly agree that Urban Teachers provides them with the tools and skills to use student achievement data to improve student learning.

How do I choose a residency program? ›

Among active U.S. allopathic senior medical students ranking to residency programs across all specialties, these were the top five considerations.
  1. Desired geographic location—cited by 90.2%.
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How many residency programs are there? ›

Our list of medical residencies in the United States contains 5380 programs in 31 specialties.

What does US prep stand for? ›

The University-School Partnerships for the Renewal of Educator Preparation (US PREP) National Center provides on-the-ground support and services to a coalition of university-based teacher preparation programs.

Is an MAT a real masters degree? ›

While you can typically get away with a broad degree choice for undergraduate work, graduate degrees require more narrowed focus. The three primary graduate degrees for education are a Master of Arts (M.A.), a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) and a Master of Education (M. Ed.).

What does MAT after a name mean? ›

Interested in getting an education-related master's degree, but not sure which one is right for you: a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) or a Master of Education (MEd)?

Is a Masters of arts in teaching worth it? ›

Earning a Master of Arts in Teaching demonstrates your commitment to your craft and can give you credibility in the field. Your student teaching field experiences will help you become more proficient in the classroom, more confident in your abilities, and more hirable.

What is the difference between EdD and EdS? ›

EdD and EdS students may study many of the same topics and even qualify for the some of the same positions (e.g., principal, superintendent); however, the EdD is ultimately a degree of higher standing, allowing graduates to take on university-level faculty and teaching roles or top leadership positions in their ...

Is getting an mat worth it? ›

Career Outcomes with a MAT

With an MAT degree, you will make a higher salary than someone with just a bachelor's degree in any position you get. This is certainly true for some of the most common positions for people who graduate from an MAT program: teachers.

What's the difference between mat and MEd? ›

MAT and MST programs are more likely to offer specializations related to subject area (e.g., art, mathematics, earth science, or social studies). In contrast, MEd specializations are often related to administration. However, there are many MEd specializations designed for teachers.

What is Chicago teacher residency Program? ›

The Chicago Teacher Residency (CTR) is a one-year teacher training program for talented professionals who passionately believe that all students deserve a quality education.

What is Mat education? ›

An MAT degree, or Master of Arts in Teaching, equips the prospective or experienced classroom teacher with a deeper toolset for practicing the craft of teaching. It's a degree for those who want to teach, or who are already teaching, and those who love the classroom and want to continue working in it.

What is the evidence that US students are actually doing quite well in their educational performance? ›

What is the evidence that U.S. students are actually doing quite well in their educational performance? In recent years SAT reading and mathematics scores have reached an all-time high. Horace Mann helped establish the first: state-supported normal school.

Can you live outside of Chicago and work for CPS? ›

All CPS employees are required to live in Chicago, unless they receive a waiver, and could be fired if they lie about their address.

How do I get a PEL in Illinois? ›

To obtain a PEL, you must complete an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved program and pass state tests and requirements specific to their area of education.

Do you have to live in Chicago to teach at CPS? ›

Yes. As a condition of employment with the Chicago Public Schools, Resident Teachers must be an actual resident of the City of Chicago or be willing to become a resident within six months of the date of his/her employment as a Resident Teacher with Chicago Public Schools.

What is the difference between EdD and EdS? ›

EdD and EdS students may study many of the same topics and even qualify for the some of the same positions (e.g., principal, superintendent); however, the EdD is ultimately a degree of higher standing, allowing graduates to take on university-level faculty and teaching roles or top leadership positions in their ...

Is getting an mat worth it? ›

Career Outcomes with a MAT

With an MAT degree, you will make a higher salary than someone with just a bachelor's degree in any position you get. This is certainly true for some of the most common positions for people who graduate from an MAT program: teachers.

Is an mat a real masters degree? ›

While you can typically get away with a broad degree choice for undergraduate work, graduate degrees require more narrowed focus. The three primary graduate degrees for education are a Master of Arts (M.A.), a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) and a Master of Education (M. Ed.).

Do better paid teachers make smarter students? ›

“Do smarter teachers make smarter students?” they ask—and the answer turns out to be yes, indeed they do. Employing international data from the OECD, and some very sophisticated analyses, they demonstrate “a strong relationship between teacher cognitive skills and student achievement across countries.

Who is an early promoter of vouchers in education? ›

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(p. 146) an early promoter of vouchers in education waseconomist Milton Friedman.
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What pieces of evidence can prove that the students had retention of learning? ›

Direct evidence measures student learning by examining student work or performance directly. It can offer insight into what and to what degree students have learned through evaluating exams, papers, performances, observations, or other artifacts of student work.

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