Dear STEM Teachers,
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 who 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.
Selected Master Teachers make a commitment to engage in professional
development work in addition to their regular school responsibilities.
Master Teachers meet regularly (evenings and weekends) to participate in
activities that lead to individual and collective professional growth. The
Master Teacher Program events are selected and developed based on the
interests of the cohort. Only a few meetings are mandatory each year; the
rest of the professional development participation is based around each
Master Teacher's interests and schedule.
We invite your help in changing the landscape of teacher education in New
York State by applying for the Master Teacher Program. You can also
nominate other STEM teachers directly through our website.
*T**h**e next round of admissions for the Capital Region cohort, hosted
through the University at Albany, is currently open** and will close in
early fall.* All secondary STEM teachers who meet the criteria are
encouraged to apply, including those who may have applied and/or
Information sessions, including general information about the PRAXIS II
exams, will be held:
July 1, 10-11 a.m., Ravena
July 8, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Saratoga
July 14, 10-11 a.m., Castleton-on-Hudsom
July 28, Time TBA, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
*Please RSVP by sending an email to masterteacherprogram at suny.edu,
indicating the date & location of the session you’d like to attend by the
indicated deadline. Upon receipt of your RSVP, you will receive an email
confirmation and location address.
More information about the program is available at
If you have any questions, please contact me at jhogan2 at albany.edu.
Jennifer A. Hogan
Capital Region Master Teacher Coordinato
School of Education
University at Albany
Albany, NY 12222