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. MƒA Fellows are mathematically sophisticated individuals who are new to teaching and use their talents to make a difference in students’ lives.
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 action
- 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 2014.
- 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 an ETS Praxis exam. Site-specific application pages provide full requirements.
- Full-tuition scholarship to earn a master’s degree or teacher credentialing program in secondary mathematics education
- Membership in a national corps of highly qualified secondary school mathematics teachers
- Mentoring, job search support and ongoing interactive professional development opportunities
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.
Up to $100,000 in stipends, in addition to a full-time teacher’s salary