Clinically Rich Integrated Science Program (CRISP), M.A.


We are no longer admitting students to this program. Please see our new Teacher Residency program, an MAT in Secondary Education that leads to eligibility for initial certification in teaching science to students in grades 7-12. 


Are GRE scores required for admission?
No, scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are not required.  If you have taken the GRE and would like to submit your scores, we will consider them along with other application documents (such as your application, official transcript(s), letters of recommendation, personal statement, and the like).

From whom shall I submit letters of recommendation?
We ask you to submit two letters of recommendation through our online application system.  These letters should be from people who are familiar with you and your academic or extracurricular work, especially in the sciences, and can comment on your abilities, aspirations, and preparation to undertake advanced graduate study in teacher education.  These may include professors or academic advisors or people who have supervised your work in laboratories, internships, volunteer settings, and the like.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

How much is the CRISP Scholarship?
All CRISP students receive a $30,000 scholarship from NYU Steinhardt.  This scholarship may include multiple sources of internal and external funds and may appear as one or more awards on your financial aid statement.  This scholarship is credited toward your total tuition.

Must I also submit a FAFSA application?
We strongly encourage you to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which will determine your eligibility for other forms of aid to support your tuition and other expenses.  Visit the Graduate Admissions financial aid site for detailed information on additional funding options and the FAFSA application.

What are my options for paying the remaining tuition and fees?
You are responsible for remaining tuition and registration/student services fees, which are assessed each term.  The Graduate Admissions financial aid site has information on how to apply for federal aid, which may include student loans and work study, how to find external sources of support, and how to use payment plans to pay your tuition.

Job Placement

Where do graduates of the program teach?
Our MA program in Science Education has an enviable track record of success. 

  • 99% of NYU Steinhardt-trained science teachers are still teaching after 5 years, compared to the national average of 50%*.
  • 95% of our graduates remain teaching 10 years or longer across the wide range of urban school settings -- from Title 1 (low-income) schools and mid-size to large comprehensive middle and high schools, to start-up charter schools and independent private schools.

In New York City, graduates teach in such schools as:

  • Brooklyn Tech
  • Bronx Science
  • Beacon HS
  • New Design HS
  • HS for Social Change
  • Landmark HS
  • Isaac Newton MS
  • Manhattan Center for Science and Math
  • Vanguard HS
  • HS for Economics and Finance
  • ICE (Institute for Collaborative Education)
  • High School for Health Professions
  • Manhattan Night and Day Comprehensive HS
  • Salk Middle School
  • East Side Community HS
  • Dual Languages HS
  • Essex Academy
  • Sheepshead Bay HS
  • Maxwell HS
  • John Bowne HS
  • and more...

They also teach through the Mid-Atlantic states and New England, and across the country.

*National average statistic from National Education Association data, 2006