Since their inception, the Bachelor of Science Programs in Teaching Science, Grades 7-12, has been a leader in the nationwide movement in teacher education to stimulate the study of science, technology, and society in high schools. Today, we supplement our emphasis on science, technology, and society with a focus on training teachers to adapt curricula to multicultural environments, especially in urban areas, so that all students feel more at home in studying science.
The Department of Teaching and Learning and the College of Arts and Science offer several accelerated dual degree programs, including a BA Science/MA Science Education track, that allow students majoring in selected disciplines to simultaneously complete both their B.A. from the College of Arts and Science and an M.A. in Teacher Education from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development in only 5 years. CAS major options include Biology, Chemistry. or Physics.
Students admitted to one of the BA/MA Teacher Education programs can, with careful planning, earn both degrees in a shortened time and at less cost than is normally the case. These programs combine the benefits of a broad liberal arts education at the undergraduate level with a professional education at the graduate level.
All dual degree programs qualify graduates for initial certification as a teacher in grades 7 through 12 in New York State and most states around the country.
This one-year teacher residency program 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. Graduates are eligible for initial/professional certification in New York State in Teaching Science (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics), grades 7-12.
Special note: The Program in Science Education is currently not admitting students to its regular (non teacher residency) two-year master's curriculum.
NYU Steinhardt is seeking exceptional doctoral applicants who are committed to scholarship and action in educational settings, have a background in science, and would like to pursue a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning, with a focus on science education.