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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.


Bilingual Education

Prepare to work with students from diverse linguistic and educational backgrounds through a career as a K–12 bilingual education teacher or researcher.

Childhood Education

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

Computer Science Education

Computer science is a rapidly growing field, and skilled teachers are in demand – you can become one of them.

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.

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 or researcher in English as a New Language (ENL), working with learners from diverse linguistic and educational backgrounds.

World Language Education

Prepare for a career as a teacher of Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish to learners in diverse national and international settings.


2024 Dorothy Height Distinguished Alumni Award Honoree: Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz (PhD ’05, BA ’90)

Get to know the poet, writer, educator, and Dorothy Height Distinguished Alumni Award winner.

Breaking Barriers in Education

NYU Steinhardt’s Teacher Residency infuses diversity into schools through unique, year-long degree and experiential program.

Steinhardt Alum Pamela D’Andrea Martínez Wins NYU Outstanding Dissertation Award

Pamela D’Andrea Martínez (PhD ’23, Teaching and Learning) won for dissertation work exploring educational belonging for teenage immigrants.

Case Study on Multilingualism in Classrooms Shows Acts of Care and Solidarity as Well as Exclusion, Aggression

New research led by Associate Professor of Language Education Kongji Qin outlined the various ways that translanguaging pedagogy can be used in a classroom.

Contact Us

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

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