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Master of Arts in Teaching
Secondary Education: Teacher Residency
Initial Certification

Whether you are changing your career or a new college graduate, this one-year combined residency and master's program empowers you to have a profound impact on students, classrooms, schools, and communities.

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Degree Details

Official Degree Title

MAT in Secondary Education, Grades 7–12, Initial Certification

Professional Licensure or Certification

Get a comprehensive academic experience from a world-renowned research university while immersed in a school community from across the country. You'll be surrounded by multiple layers of support from your fellow resident teachers, in-school mentor teachers, and NYU Steinhardt faculty.

With this full-time, academic-yearlong paid residency, you get the practical preparation you need to serve all students, create inclusive and supportive classroom environments, and connect learning theory with practice.

Focus your degree in one of the following topic areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics
  • Social Studies
  • Special Education Generalist

You will graduate from this residency eligible for initial teaching certification in New York State. Learn more about teacher certification and our accreditation

Visit the Teacher Residency site for more information.


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