Math for America Fellowship Program
The Math for America Fellowship is a highly selective, five-year program where recent college graduates and mid-career professionals make a commitment to teach mathematics in public secondary schools. The Fellowship includes one year earning a master’s degree in education and four years teaching math and participating in MƒA corps activities and professional development. MƒA Fellows are mathematically sophisticated individuals who are new to teaching and use their talents to make a difference in students’ lives.
SEE ALSO: Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship
Successful applicants demonstrate the following qualities:
- Know and love math
- Enjoy interacting with young people
- Possess excellent communication skills
- Able to work with students and have ideas on how to create constructive learning environments
- Take personal responsibility for themselves and their actions
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
- Be new to teaching
- Have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited College or University. An applicant's Bachelor's degree must be conferred by June 2010.
- Have completed substantial coursework in mathematics. All of the pre-service training programs require strong quantitative preparation. Site-specific application pages provide full requirements.
- Achieve a competitive score on the ETS Praxis Exams. Site-specific application pages provide full requirements.
Individuals who are full-time teachers or are certified to teach are not eligible.
Candidates must be able to make a five-year commitment to the Newton Fellowship Program.
Math for America staff, Board and Committee members, and their families are not eligible.
- Full-tuition scholarship to earn a master’s degree or teacher credentialing program in Mathematics Education
- Up to $100,000 in stipends, in addition to a full-time teacher’s salary
- Membership in a national corps of highly qualified secondary school mathematics teachers
- Mentoring, job search support and ongoing interactive professional development opportunities
Fellows can expect to receive support for 5 years.
Year 1: Pursue master's degree in education
Years 2-5: Teach at an approved local public secondary school