Master Classes

Master classes are day-long events that bring select groups of teachers together with our culture’s most brilliant and creative minds. These classes are held in partnership with New York City’s great institutions, which join us in honoring exceptional educators by hosting master classes in their most dignified rooms. Teachers invited to a master class become Fellows of The Academy for Teachers, joining our vibrant community of the city’s strongest educators.

Teachers must apply for a master class. Any K–12 teacher from the New York City metropolitan area may apply. Applications open about two months before each master class takes place.

We add additional master classes to the calendar when they are finalized.

  • Winning the War, Losing the Peace: The Impact of WWII on NYC
    with Kenneth T. Jackson
    Offered in partnership with The New-York Historical Society
    Monday, October 15, 2012
    9:00am – 4:00pm
    Nominations are no longer being accepted.
  • Angels in America
    with Oskar Eustis
    Offered in partnership with The Public Theater
    Friday, November 30, 2012
    9:00am – 4:00pm
    Nominations are no longer being accepted.
  • The Global Economy and the Art of Asset Allocation
    with David M. Darst
    Offered in partnership with The New York Stock Exchange
    Friday, January 25, 2013
    9:00am – 4:00pm
    Nominations are no longer being accepted.
  • Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions: Fighting for Women’s Rights
    with Gloria Steinem
    Offered in partnership with The New-York Historical Society
    Monday, March 4, 2013
    9:00am – 4:00pm
    Nominations are no longer being accepted.
  • The Poem in Search of an Ending
    with Billy Collins
    Offered in partnership with CUNY, Lehman College
    Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    9:00am – 4:00pm
    Nominations are no longer being accepted.
  • GFP: Lighting Up Life
    with Martin Chalfie
    Offered in partnership with The New York Academy of Sciences
    Friday, May 24, 2013
    9:00am – 4:00pm
    Nominations are no longer being accepted.
  • The Future of Libraries
    with David Ferriero
    Offered in partnership with The National Archives at New York City (The U.S. Customs House)
    Monday, June 3, 2013
    9:00am – 4:00pm
    Nominations are no longer being accepted.