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Teaching and Learning

In NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning, you’ll be a part of a community that’s actively engaged with the theory and practice of how people learn. From our location in the heart of New York City, you’ll have access to one of the world’s most diverse and complex education systems – a training ground for building engaging learning spaces like no other.

As a Teaching and Learning student, you can:

  • Develop your teaching skills and build your expertise in your content area
  • Observe and train in global education systems
  • Engage with urban schools and communities
  • Learn how to promote equity and inclusion in the classroom
  • Bring digital technology into real-world learning spaces

Our dynamic faculty have a wealth of hands-on experience in the field, from directing special education programs to advocating for social justice policy in the education space. They will provide mentorship, guidance, and support on your path to becoming an effective educator.

Programs

Bilingual Education

Our Bilingual Education program prepares teachers, researchers, and curriculum developers to work in bilingual education at all levels.

Childhood Education

Examine critical education issues and gain the skills and experience to thrive as a teacher in today's urban classrooms.

Early Childhood Education

Our degrees will prepare you to create quality care for all children by developing your teaching practice as a reflective practitioner and researcher.

English Education

Foster classroom environments where literacy flourishes, reading comes alive, and students develop personally and socially significant ideas.

Environmental Conservation Education

Our Environmental Conservation Education program prepares you for a career in formal or nonformal environmental education, environmental consulting, and nonprofit work.

Foreign Language Education

Gain the language and pedagogy skills to teach Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish to learners from diverse educational and ethnic backgrounds.

Literacy Education

Build on your experience as a teacher to become a literacy specialist and integrate the teaching of reading and writing into your curriculum or research.

Math Education

Fulfill the critical demand for outstanding math teachers in middle through high school, practicing educators, and doctoral researchers in math education.

Science Education

Become an effective science educator and leader in schools and nonprofits, and turn your passion for science into a career that makes a difference.

Social Studies Education

Gain the skills you need to teach history and the social sciences and develop your research skills in the field of social studies education.

Special Education

Learn to develop child-centered educational environments for students of all abilities and gain firsthand teaching experience with diverse student populations.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Prepare for a career as a teacher, researcher, or curriculum developer in ESL, working with learners from diverse linguistic and educational backgrounds.

News

Teaching and Learning Professor Okhee Lee Receives KAERA Distinguished Researcher Award

Okhee Lee, professor of childhood education, has been received the Korean-American Educational Researchers Association Distinguished Researcher Award. The award recognize her positive impact on educational research.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks NYU Steinhardt Among the Best Schools of Education in the Nation

The NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development has been ranked among the top ten best graduate schools of education in the nation.

NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency Continues to Expand Partnerships with NYC Charter School Summit

Leadership representatives from 10 New York City charter school organizations gathered last month to learn more about partnering with NYU Steinhardt as part of its innovative model for teacher prep, the Teacher Residency master of arts in teaching (MAT) program.

Contact Us

NYU Steinhardt
Department of Teaching and Learning 
239 Greene Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212 998 5460