On September 15, 2015 Governor Cuomo welcomed 80 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. The list of newly announced members and the complete list of the NYS Master Teachers per region is available on our Meet the Master Teachers page.
Responding to the call to strengthen our nation’s K-12 STEM education, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launched the New York State Master Teacher Program (NYSMTP) in partnership with The State University of New York and Math for America. The program creates a state-wide network of the highest-performing STEM teachers that are dedicated to sharing expertise with peers and attracting the brightest minds to a career in STEM. Through participation in the NYSMTP, selected STEM teachers receive $15,000 stipends annually over four years.
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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