Source: Office of the Governor
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo predicted that New York State’s Master Teacher Program for Teachers will encourage “the best and brightest to stay in education and mentor other teachers.”
The NYS Master Teacher Program will be managed by SUNY with technical assistance provided throughout the first phase of implementation by Math for America, a successful program currently operating in New York City and other major cities. The Master Teacher program will be based at and hosted by higher education institutions in each of the 10 regional economic development regions.
Selected master teachers will engage in peer mentoring, attend and create intensive content-oriented development opportunities throughout the academic year. Master teachers will also work closely with pre-service and early career fellows to develop future world-class educators.
Eligible teachers must be ranked “highly effective,” have a minimum of 4 years teaching experience, hold a NYS teaching certification and have their primary teaching responsibilities be in the areas of math and science in grades six through twelve.
Applications will be available on July 1st and due by August 1st. The first round of Master Teachers will be announced on September 1st.