Teacher Residency (MAT)

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Program Description

The Teacher Residency is a one-year comprehensive, combined residency and master of arts in teaching (MAT) program for educators, preparing participants to teach students of all backgrounds and instructional needs and to become an integral part of a school and community. All teacher residents are eligible for some level of scholarship and financial aid. Additionally, there are opportunities to earn subsidies or wages depending on your residency location.

Graduates are eligible for initial teacher certification in the following subject areas for grades 7-12, with an extension for grades 5 and 6:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science or Physics
  • Social Studies
  • Students with Disabilities (All Grades)

The program partners with school districts and charter organizations that share the program's goal to transform teacher preparation. Participation in the residency through partner schools in these regions: New York City; Upstate and Central NY; Rhode Island; and Washington, DC.

Accreditation (AAQEP)

The New York University Teacher Education Program, which is designed to prepare students to meet the challenges of teaching and leadership in today’s demanding educational environment, is granted accreditation by the Association for Advancing Quality Educator Programs (AAQEP) for a period of seven years, from April 2020 to June 2027. This accreditation certifies that the fore-named professional education program has provided evidence that the program adheres to AAQEP’s quality principles.


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 Admissions for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.