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Field Initiatives and Partnership Schools

Teacher Education

NYU Steinhardt's Office of Field Studies strives to ensure that emerging teachers have rich field experiences in schools that are representative of  the diverse and rich cultures of New York City. To do this, we build relationships and authentic partnerships with schools, organizations, and communities in and around the city. 

The Office of Field Studies is committed to:

  • Cultivating and building relationships/partnerships across schools and communities throughout NYU and New York City.
  • Ensuring a deep connection and alignment between our campus-based faculty, students, field mentors and schools
  • Using a lens of equity to support emerging teachers in seeing themselves as leaders, learners and advocates within their communities
  • Providing mentoring, coaching and professional learning opportunities to emerging teachers throughout their field experiences
  • Playing a key role in developing and building the efficacy of emerging teachers
  • Working with schools, Teacher Education Faculty and residency based programs to try out new innovations that support teacher practice along a gradual release continuum
  • Cultivating leadership and learning mindsets in emerging teachers
  • Working closely with Mentor Teachers in schools to align on the best ways to support and prepare emerging teachers for day one as teachers of record

Certification Requirements

Per New York State mandates, all emerging teachers seeking teacher certification must complete at least 100 hours of fieldwork prior to student teaching and at least two semesters of student teaching. If you are seeking certification in more than one area, you need to complete at least 150 hours of fieldwork prior to student teaching.