STEM educators to collaborate on professional development opportunities to engage next generation of STEM students & teachers
√ More than 1,400 outstanding public-school teachers across state currently involved in program
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the opening of the 2022 New York state master teacher program application for K-12 STEM teachers in all regions. Her team said, “The program is a network of more than 1,400 outstanding public-school teachers throughout the state who are 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, districts and regions.”
Hochul said, “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. The talented teachers in the 2022 New York state master teacher program will be crucial in the development of New York's future leaders, and I encourage all who are interested to apply."
The program, a press release said, “fosters a collaboration among the selected outstanding STEM educators, whereby they develop expertise in the areas of content, pedagogy, and students' families and communities. Their efforts engage talented students and introduce them to careers in STEM fields.”
SUNY Interim Chancellor Deborah F. Stanley said, "Since 2013, New York's master teacher program has recognized our state's most talented and dedicated educators for their persistence in engaging students in STEM fields. These teachers are instrumental in the development of our future leaders, and it is a privilege to recognize them every year."
Last month, Hochul announced the selection of 230 educators to join the program. The STEM educators were recognized for not only their work within the classroom, but for their involvement in their districts, local communities, and professional associations.
In nine regions across the state, the master teacher program is hosted at a SUNY campus – aligned with New York's economic development regions – to leverage the expertise of the campus's faculty and existing educator preparation programs. The regional cohorts and the respective partner SUNY campus are:
Capital Region: University at Albany
Central New York: SUNY Cortland
Finger Lakes: SUNY Geneseo
Long Island: Stony Brook University
Mid-Hudson: SUNY New Paltz
Mohawk Valley: SUNY Oneonta
North Country: SUNY Plattsburgh
Southern Tier: Binghamton University
Western New York: SUNY Buffalo State
New York City: In partnership with Math for America
Visit the “Meet the Master Teachers page” to learn more about master teachers in each region.
Once selected into the master teacher program, educators will:
√ Receive a $15,000 stipend annually;
√ Engage in peer mentoring and intensive content-oriented professional development opportunities throughout the academic year;
√ Work closely with pre-service and early career teachers to foster a supportive environment for the next generation of STEM teachers; and
√ Attend required regional meetings at their SUNY campus, participate in and lead several professional development sessions each year.
K-12 STEM teachers are asked to review the eligibility requirements at suny.edu/masterteacher. Applications are due by July 15.
To learn more about SUNY, visit www.suny.edu.