Field Initiatives and Partnership Schools

NYC Partnership for Teacher Excellence

NYC Partnership for Teacher Excellence (Petrie) 2006-2009

The NYC Partnership for Teacher Excellence brings together The City University of New York (CUNY), New York University (NYU, including the Steinhardt School of Education and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences) and the NYC Department of Education (DOE) to develop and implement an innovative new model for the preparation and ongoing development of aspiring teachers that better prepares them to be successful in high-needs New York City public schools and equips them with the skills and ongoing support they need to build their careers there. NYU welcomes masters candidates in shortage areas (e.g. math and science) who have accepted scholarships committing them to teaching in a high-needs school for two years. There are several distinctive elements to the Partnership's programs at each university; immersion in "host" public schools, curriculum that closely integrates theory and practice,ongoing support and professional development for graduates, career fairs, partnership events and professional development opportunities for schools.