Clinically Rich Integrated Science Program (CRISP) Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development New York University

Clinically Rich Integrated Science Program (CRISP) Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development New York University

New York, NY
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
December 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
3 Degrees Offered
degrees offered


Preparing Students for In-Demand Careers as Highly Qualified Science Educators

NYU Steinhardt's graduate programs in Science Education prepare students to become science teachers in urban public schools. Students are immersed in science classrooms where they integrate theory, practice, and content into daily teaching and learning experiences, building on their knowledge of the social, cultural, and economic factors that influence learning. They gain the skills, tools, and connections to thrive as early career teachers, ready to meet the challenges of teaching students with a diverse range of learning needs.

The Clinically Rich Integrated Science (CRISP) MA degree program, a one-year, full-time teacher residency program, leads to eligibility for initial New York state certification in "Teaching Biology, Chemistry, or Physics" for grades 7-12. CRISP students who are US citizens or permanent residents receive a $30,000 tuition scholarship.

Students who are already certified classroom teachers can choose MA degree programs leading to professional certification in Teaching Biology, Chemistry, or Physics, grades 7-12.

The Curriculum

The technology-infused CRISP curriculum leading to initial certification consists of coursework in science teaching and science content, and core learning in special education, the learning sciences, literacy, and assessment. The pivotal learning experience is the teacher residency component, which starts in July with three weeks at a Brooklyn middle school, where students work closely with teachers to plan lessons and observe, then team-teach, a class.

From September through the following June, each CRISP student spends four days a week in a mentored teaching residency placement at one of three host middle or high schools on Manhattan's Lower East Side, starting as an observer and assistant in one science class and progressing to co-teaching two science classes, one with younger students and the other with older students, using teaching methods that provoke critical thought and inquiry-based learning. Students assume joint responsibility for planning, teaching, and managing classes and receive intensive weekly coaching from their mentor, the CRISP Residency Coach, and NYU's Urban Master Teacher in Science.

The program has a dual focus on group and individual learners: in addition to learning how to teach a full class, CRISP students also work with students one-on-one and tutor a small group. Field-based courses integrate classroom experiences with coursework and provide opportunities to interact with and learn from members of school inquiry teams, early career teachers, and master teachers.

Students are required to study full-time in this one-year MA degree program.

Science Education Students and Alumni

Students in the science education programs vary in age and background, from recent college graduates to career changers seeking a new profession. Applicants to the CRISP MA degree program are required to have a strong background in science and in their content area of study.

Graduates of NYU Steinhardt's Science Education programs are teaching in public and private school classrooms and working as science specialists and trainers in New York City, throughout the US, and internationally.


NYU Steinhardt's Teaching and Learning faculty members are recognized leaders in the field. Faculty members have published on a broad range of urban education issues, including gender and cultural equity in science and technology; the achievement gap; educational and youth development among recent immigrants; the use of technology in teaching; fiscal inequities between urban and suburban schools; and curriculum and teacher development in primary, middle, and secondary education.

Faculty members have used their expertise to consult with and assist schools in addressing some of their most critical problems. They are engaged in ongoing research efforts in teaching and learning, have founded and directed science and technology-oriented elementary schools in New York City, and played leading roles in schools in the US and abroad.

They are very available to students both through the courses they teach as well as through individual advisement.

Admissions and Financial Aid

The application deadline for admission is February 1.

NYU Steinhardt awards $6 million in tuition scholarships to master's degree program students, which are determined by merit and financial need. These scholarships, combined with loans and student employment, help both full- and part-time students afford the cost of a graduate education.

Applicants who are US citizens or permanent residents and who complete their Free Application for Student Aid on time will be considered for financial aid.

Location & Contact

Clinically Rich Integrated Science Program (CRISP)

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
New York University

239 Greene Street
New York, NY 10010
United States

Dr. Pamela Fraser-Abder


Phone: 212-998-5208
Fax: 212-995-4049

Phone: 212-998-5030
Fax: 212-995-4328

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Teaching Biology Grades 7-12 Master of Arts (MA)
    • Teaching Chemistry 7-12 Master of Arts (MA)
    • Teaching Physics Grades 7-12 Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 22
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


89% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 29
    • Accepted 26
    • Acceptance Rate 89
    • Enrolled 9
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesNot Reported

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students9
    • Female Percentage67%
    • Male Percentage33%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students9
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Full-time Percentage100%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian75%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian25%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown0%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty5
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage80%
    • Male Percentage20%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchScience curriculum development, gender and ethnicity, technology use, history and philosophy of school science, science in urban schools
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported





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