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Master Teacher Program

New York State Master Teacher Program

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On January 21, 2015 Governor Cuomo announced the selection 237 additional educators to the Master Teacher Program. These outstanding teachers have been recognized for their dedication to providing the most innovative STEM education to their students, their commitment to professional growth and their enthusiasm for sharing their successful practices with colleagues in their schools and districts. We welcome the Master Teachers into a dynamic professional network of over 550 outstanding STEM educators that value deep knowledge of content, of pedagogy and of their students’ families and communities.

To see a complete list of the NYS Master Teachers, please visit our Meet the Master Teachers page.

Applications for the next admissions round are now being accepted for the following regions:

  1. Capital Region
  2. Finger Lakes
  3. Mid-Hudson
  4. Mohawk Valley
  5. North Country
  6. Southern Tier
  7. Western NY

If you teach in one of the regions above, we encourage you to read the information about eligibility and the application process and apply!

The NYS Master Teacher Program is not accepting applications from teachers in Central New York, Long Island or New York City regions in this application round because these three regions are full.

The application deadline is April 18, 2015

The NYSMTP celebrates the work of the highest-performing STEM teachers by establishing an expert community dedicated to developing expertise in the areas of content, pedagogy, and students’ families and communities. Introducing motivated teachers to like-minded professionals and high-quality growth experiences keeps our best teachers in the classroom. Inspiring our state’s best teachers and rewarding their efforts ultimately attracts talented students into careers in STEM fields, including STEM education. 

“The Master Teacher Program allows for our best classroom leaders to share their expertise with their peers, furthering student success and helping to build the foundation for college readiness and the skilled workforce that will keep New York competitive in the 21st century global economy."

Chancellor Zimpher

Modeled after the successful Math for America (MfA) program currently operating in New York City and other sites nationwide, Master Teachers:


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