CRISP Offers Aspiring Science Teachers Immersion, Education, and a Path to the Classroom

Steinhart’s Clinically Rich Integrated Science Program (CRISP) is a one-year teacher residency program that prepares career changers and college graduates to become science teachers in urban public schools.  The curriculum immerses aspiring teachers in the science classroom and integrates theory, practice, and science content into daily teaching and learning experiences, while working toward a master’s degree.

“We are preparing teachers from the ground up, fostering the education of critical practitioners and lifelong learners who use their knowledge of science content and pedagogy combined with their understanding of the culture of urban students, classrooms and schools to create effective science experiences for all their students,” says Pamela Fraser-Abder, associate professor of science education and CRISP program director.

CRISP offers students mentoring by master teachers and NYU faculty members, and certification to teach middle and high school biology, chemistry, and physics.

PHOTO:  NYU CRISP students took part in the North East Association for Science Teacher Education’s annual conference in Cornwall, New York in October and posed for this photo in the Black Rock Forest.