More diverse teachers are needed in schools across the Syracuse area. We know that teachers from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds have an essential impact on their students and schools. The Baldanza Fellows Program in the School of Education is dedicated to recruiting, developing, and retaining diverse and underrepresented teachers into Syracuse area K-12 schools.
The Syracuse University School of Education, in partnership with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and Central New York school districts, is committed to supporting aspiring teachers to complete any of these master’s degrees that lead to initial teacher certification:
- Childhood (Elementary) Education (Grades 1-6), M.S.
- Inclusive Special Education (Grades 1-6), M.S.
- Inclusive Special Education (Grades 7-12), M.S.
The Baldanza Fellows Program supports highly qualified and motivated future teachers from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds to earn New York teacher certification and become transformational educators in Syracuse area schools. In a 16-month master’s program, you’ll get intensive experience in local partner schools, develop a community cohort of fellow educators, link classroom theory to daily practice and receive personal and real-time mentoring from a support team of University and community teachers and leaders.