PALM BEACH GARDENS – An informational session on the opportunity for aspiring teachers to earn graduate degree credit from New York University while working in the School District of Palm Beach County classrooms is scheduled for Thursday.
WHAT: NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency partnership with School District of Palm Beach County informational session
WHEN: Thursday, November 1 from 5 to 6:15 p.m.
WHERE: PEW Center
9480 MacArthur Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens
The School District of Palm Beach County is partnering with New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development to collaboratively prepare new teachers through an innovative teacher education program. The NYU Steinhardt’s Teacher Residency enables students to earn graduate degrees by combining technology-enhanced coursework with full-time residency experiences in urban schools.
Approximately fifteen NYU Steinhardt students will be embedded in Palm Beach Lakes High School, JFK Middle School and Lake Shore Middle classrooms during the 2019-20 school year. The program has the potential to create a pipeline of highly qualified teachers for the School District of Palm Beach County.
Because coursework and mentoring with NYU Steinhardt faculty take place online, students will be immersed in classrooms in the School District of Palm Beach County without having to physically be on a university campus.
The 12-month graduate program blends online learning – a series of intensive academic modules designed to prepare secondary English, math, social studies, science, and special education teachers – with structured and full-time residency experiences. Using a platform developed by technology start-up HotChalk, students complete their coursework under NYU Steinhardt faculty guidance in tandem with observed classroom instruction and one-on-one student contact in order to hone their teaching skills.
Throughout the program, students are supported by both NYU Steinhardt faculty and experienced classroom teachers in their local schools. As students learn the essential skills and competencies for teaching, they gradually gain confidence and responsibilities in the classroom.
For more information, please visit teachereducation.steinhardt.nyu.edu.