The state announced today that 105 educators from four regions are part of the first group in New York’s “Master Teachers” program.
By next spring, the state plans to have “master teachers” across New York who will receive additional training and serve as mentors to other teachers in math and science. The state’s other six regions, including the Southern Tier and Rochester area, can apply between Nov. 1 and Jan. 3 to enter the program.
The teachers get a $15,000 stipend a year over four years and are paired with a local college for their training.
The group includes 78 high school teachers, 21 middle school teachers, and 6 with dual responsibilities. They teach math and science.
It includes 19 teachers from the Poughkeepsie area who are paired with SUNY New Paltz.
“As part of our efforts to build a world-class education system in New York, the Master Teachers program will allow this first group of talented teachers to assist their peers in the classroom, further develop their own expertise, and enhance the overall learning experience of our students for years to come,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement
Cuomo developed the program as part of his reforms to the state education system, which includes tougher teaching standards and student testing.
The group includes 36 teachers from central New York working with SUNY Cortland, 21 teachers from the North Country working with SUNY Plattsburgh and 29 from the Buffalo area paired with SUNY Buffalo State.
Here’s the other regions and their affiliated colleges.
Applications can be submitted online at http://www.suny.edu/MasterTeacher/
- Long Island: Stony Brook University
- Southern Tier: Binghamton University
- Capital Region: University at Albany
- Finger Lakes: SUNY Geneseo
- Mohawk Valley: SUNY Oneonta
- New York City: in partnership with Math for America
Here’s the list of teachers: