NYU Teacher Residency Program


NYU Steinhardt, in partnership with Danbury Public Schools, is seeking talented, committed, and diverse prospective secondary English, Math, Social Studies, Special Education, and Science teachers to participate in an immersive, leading-edge teacher preparation program, the NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency. In just one year, residency participants earn a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) taught by the world-renowned Steinhardt faculty, while simultaneously gaining real-world classroom experience in a full-time paid teaching residency.

Upon successful completion of the program, eligible participants will receive preferential hiring as full-time teachers.

Where? We currently partner with two DPS schools, Danbury High School and Rogers Park Middle School.

Why Apply? You’ll acquire valuable classroom experience in an urban middle or high school as you study to become a certified English, math, social studies, science, or special education teacher. Program features include:

  • Residency year with a paid position as a building substitute

  • Innovative curriculum developed and taught virtually by NYU Steinhardt faculty

  • Supportive learning communities with fellow Resident Interns and teaching mentors

  • Regular feedback and coaching on your teaching in one-on-one and small group sessions with NYU Steinhardt faculty

  • Affordable tuition and scholarship support for eligible students

Who Can Apply? College graduates with a strong academic grounding in English, math, social studies, or science are encouraged to apply. To qualify for special education, you need a foundation in the liberal arts and a desire to support students with special needs. While no previous teaching experience or education coursework is necessary, a commitment to social justice and a strong belief that every child deserves a great education is required.

How to Apply: NYU Steinhardt is currently accepting applications for its 2020 Teacher Residency cohort in Danbury at teachereducation.steinhardt.nyu.edu. For questions, please contact NYU Steinhardt’s Teacher Residency at admissions@edinnovation.steinhardt.nyu.edu or 877-710-6381.

Danbury NYU Teacher Residency