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Identifying Capital Region master teachers

Starting in November teachers in the Capital Region can apply to be Master Teachers in New York.

The program was created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to identify and support the best teachers in the fields of math and science. According to a news release, "The role of master teachers as professional mentors and content experts is key to developing the current cadre of outstanding educators as well as developing skilled future teachers."

Selected Master Teachers receive a $15,000 stipend per year over four years, take part in peer mentoring and content-oriented professional development opportunities, work to support the next generation of STEM teacher and attend regular meetings.

Applications can be submitted between Nov. 1 and Jan. 3, 2014.

“The Master Teachers program allows for our best classroom leaders to share their expertise with their peers, furthering student success and helping to build the foundation for college readiness and the skilled workforce that will keep New York competitive in the 21st century global innovation economy,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher in a statement. “This program compliments SUNY’s new and more robust standards for our teaching programs and shows how the University’s continued partnership with Governor Cuomo is delivering real reforms across the education pipeline.”

Capital Region educators would work closely with the University at Albany.

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