Inspiring the Next Generation of STEM Leaders

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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 in partnership with The State University of New York and Math for America in 2013. The NYS Master Teacher Program's professional network now includes eligible K - 12 STEM and computer science teachers!

The New York State Master Teacher Program is a vibrant network of more than 1400 outstanding public school teachers throughout the state who share a passion for their own STEM learning and for collaborating with colleagues to inspire the next generation of STEM leaders.

The NYS Master Teacher Program Model

NYS Master Teachers have voice in their professional development - they co-create, co-facilitate, co-design and choose the learning they will engage in.  

Through every aspect of our program, our goal is to foster growth across three domains:
Knowledge of STEM Content
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Knowledge of Pedagogy
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Knowledge of Students, Their Families, Their Communities
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