NYS Teacher Centers

From the Lighthouse in Montauk to the Adirondack Mountains to Niagara Falls, the NYSTC Network is a vibrant collaborative public organization that spans New York State. Our mission is simple: provide high-quality professional learning opportunities for educators to enrich their teaching practice and improve student learning and achievement. With our 125 Teacher Centers and 7 regional networks, the NYSTC Network is continuously working towards meeting the current needs of our diverse student population living in an ever-changing global environment.

To accomplish our goals, we:

  • Collaborate with New York State Education Department (NYSED) to facilitate meeting their goals and those of the NYS Board of Regents

  • Embed professional learning into the daily practice of teaching for all content areas

  • Recognize that professional growth is integral to teachers’ work by providing professional learning for preservice teachers, new teachers, and veteran teachers

  • Maximize professional learning in the Next Generation Learning Standards and Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM)

  • Promote communities of learners and encourage teacher leadership roles

  • Uphold our promise to students by supporting Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CRSE) and provide strategies and resources to meet the needs of ALL learners

Did you know?

  • From 2017-2020, the 125 NYS Teacher Centers provided over 193,000 professional learning opportunities to over 1,461,000 participants across NYS.

  • NYS Teacher Centers are on the forefront of educational reform; serving as a New York State Education Department (NYSED) approved provider of Next Generation Learning Standards training. Over the past 4 years, over 54,000 programs directly tied to the Learning Standards were offered.

  • NYS Teacher Centers are the only professional organization sanctioned to provide the SWD Certification Extension programs; including both grade level and content area (SOCE). Over the past 3 years, approximately 600 SWD teachers have completed the 45-hour grade level extension program!

  • The NYSTC Network services over 600 PK-12 public schools districts and nearly 1000 non-public and charter schools; servicing more than 275,000 educators!

What do NYSTCs do?

Please peruse our website to read about the exceptional professional learning opportunities that our 125 Teacher Centers provide to educators across New York State


NYS TC meetings are open to the public. Public participants are listen-only. Only invited guests are allowed to speak at the meetings. For a list of meeting dates and locations, please click here.

Stay Connected with NYS Teacher Centers!

There are 3 ways to connect with Teacher Centers:

  • Twitter: Follow and Tweet for Teacher Center news and current events @NYSTC1

  • Facebook: Read about stories from across the state @NYSTeachercenters1

  • Website: Find information about statewide programs and individual Teacher Center contacts at nysteachercenters.org