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About the Master Teacher Program

About the Master Teacher Program

The NYS Master Teacher Program's professional network now includes eligible K - 12 STEM and computer science teachers.

New York State Master Teacher logoThe New York State Master Teacher Program is a vibrant professional network of more than 1400 outstanding public school K-12 STEM 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.

New York's teachers are the vital force behind our state's leading education system, and it is crucial that teachers are provided opportunities to grow within their field. I am incredibly proud of the teachers we have in our state, who prove time and time again that they will go beyond the scope of their responsibilities to do right by our children.
- Governor Kathy Hochul

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I am invigorated and excited every time I meet with Master Teachers and have engaging professional conversations and networking opportunities
- NYS Master Teacher

The NYS Master Teacher Program fosters collaboration among New York’s outstanding STEM educators and offers high-quality professional learning focused on three domains:

Inspiring our state’s best teachers and rewarding their efforts ultimately attracts talented students into careers in STEM fields, including STEM education. Through participation in the NYSMTP, selected STEM teachers receive $15,000 stipends annually over four years.

Regions throughout New York State

MTP Cohort RegionsMaster Teachers join colleagues for professional learning and collaboration at nine SUNY host campuses across the state, aligned with New York’s economic development regions. Each SUNY site serves as home-base for the region and partners with other educational institutions and organizations to provide a robust program tailored to meet their Master Teachers’ unique professional growth and development goals.

Visit our Meet the Master Teachers page to learn more about Master Teachers in each region.

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