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NYU Steinhardt Embedded Master of Arts in Teaching Residency Program

Albany-NYU partnership preparing for second class of future teachers

While the first group of aspiring middle and high school teachers is taking part in the City School District of Albany's partnership with New York University, the district is preparing to recruit the second cohort in the Embedded Master of Arts in Teaching Residency Program.

 

The district and the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development will hold a 2018-19 information session Monday, Jan. 22 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, located at 100 Elbel Court off Whitehall Road. The meeting will be in the school's library.

 

Click here to download a flyer with more information. The next application deadline for the 2018-19 cohort is Tuesday, Feb. 6.

 

Launched in the current school year, NYU Steinhardt’s EMAT program provides an opportunity for up to 15 aspiring middle and high school teachers to earn a master's degree while working in a school setting.

 

To learn more, please visit the NYU Steinhardt website. To be eligible, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and meet NYU Steinhardt’s admissions requirements. Candidates cannot be currently certified teachers. Online coursework for 2018-19 begins next July and the residency component begins in August in conjunction with activities leading up to the start of school.

 

Candidates who successfully complete the year-long program will be guaranteed teaching positions in the district in the school year after completing the program as long as secondary openings are available in the four core subject areas – English, math, social studies, special education and the sciences.

 

Building culturally responsive schools

The EMAT program builds on the district’s existing partnership with NYU Steinhardt to provide all current staff members with the knowledge and skills to support a culturally responsive environment.

 

NYU Steinhardt’s training in culturally responsive education (CRE) through the New York State Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality began at the start of the 2016-17 school year. All staff members will have multiple opportunities to participate in CRE-related professional development.

 

Currently, about 12 percent of the district’s approximately 760 full-time teachers are black, Hispanic or Asian. At the secondary level (middle and high school), in the four core subject areas 11 percent are teachers of color.

 

Nearly 80 percent of the district’s more than 9,600 students are students of color. In addition to the district’s racial diversity, district students speak 57 languages and come from more than 50 countries.

 

The EMAT program is designed for prospective teachers from diverse backgrounds who are committed to educational equity, respect diverse experiences and backgrounds, and want to make a difference. The curriculum is designed to prepare teachers who are highly effective in urban classrooms.

 

The program also will strive to increase gender diversity in the core subject areas. For example, increasing the number of women teaching math and the sciences, and the number of men teaching English.

 

The 12-month program blends online learning – a series of intensive academic modules designed to prepare secondary teachers in the core subject areas – with structured and full-time residency experiences in district classrooms.

 

Candidates will use a platform developed by technology start-up HotChalk under NYU faculty guidance in tandem with observed classroom instruction and one-on-one contact in order to hone their teaching skills.

 

Throughout the program, candidates will be supported by both NYU faculty and experienced district teachers. As candidates learn the essential skills and competencies for teaching, they gradually gain confidence and responsibilities in the classroom.

 

In addition to their coursework, candidates will begin the year observing mentor teachers in the classroom, and will complete the year independently leading instruction.

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