New York State Governor Kathy Hochul has announced a new $30 million fund aiming to increase the state’s teacher residency program.
The Empire State Teaching Residency program will subsidize the expected Master’s degree programs for graduate-level K-12 teachers, creating a two-year period of funding matching at both public and Boards of Cooperative Educational Services for teaching candidates.
“With the tremendous responsibility of inspiring and shaping the minds of younger generations, New York’s teachers deserve to be set up for success,” Governor Hochul said on Oct. 24. “This investment will ensure new teachers have the mentorship and support to adapt to a challenging and ever-changing field. New Yorkers deserve the best education, and our teachers are essential in providing that.”