Inclusive Childhood Teacher Residency (MAT)

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Program Description

The Inclusive Childhood Teacher Residency program is a full-time, 12-month residency program undertaken in partnership with select district and charter schools, to prepare candidates for initial certification in childhood education and special education. District and charter school partners are carefully selected by NYU faculty to provide students with on-the-ground cohorts at each training academy where they create a community of practice alongside their teacher mentors. NYU faculty deliver all course instruction in a personalized online environment designed for extensive one-on-one mentorship. All teacher residents are eligible for some level of scholarship and financial aid.

The coursework and fieldwork lead to eligibility for dual initial teacher certification in New York State in childhood education, grades 1-6 and childhood special education, all grades.


Admission to graduate programs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development requires the following minimum components:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English

See NYU Steinhardt's Graduate Admissions website for additional information on school-wide admission. Some programs may require additional components for admissions.

See How to Apply for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.