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Governor Cuomo announces STEM teachers selected for the NYS Master Teacher Program.

SUNY congratulates the teachers joining the Master Teacher Program cohort! These outstanding STEM teachers have been recognized for their commitment to professional growth and learning and excellence in the classroom. Master Teachers are leaders in their educational communities and are dedicated to working as mentors to pre and in-service teachers. See the full list of Master Teacher selections online.

The next round of applications will open in spring. Sign up here to receive an email when the online application opens.

‌The NYSMTP recognizes 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. Master Teachers are committed to ongoing professional work in addition to their regular school responsibilities, and serve as mentors and models for STEM teaching throughout NYS. Providing highly skilled teachers with a community of like-minded professionals and top quality growth experiences with the rich resources within the SUNY network keeps our best teachers refreshed and inspired to stay in the classroom and 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 will:


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