MƒA LOCATIONS

MƒA NEW YORK

Who We Are
MƒA Master Teacher Fellowship
MƒA Early Career Fellowship
MƒA School Leader Fellowship
MƒA Fellowship 
Community
Contact Information/Mailing List
 

Who We Are
At MƒA NY, we make teaching a viable, rewarding, and respected career choice for the best minds in science and mathematics. We offer fellowships to public school STEM educators at all stages of their careers: the MƒA Early Career Fellowship, MƒA Master Teacher Fellowship, and MƒA School Leader Fellowship. Each provides a generous stipend, funding for classroom materials and conference attendance, and access to a dynamic professional community of expert mathematics and science teachers sharing best practices.

Founded in New York City in 2004, MƒA was the congressional model for legislation creating the National Science Foundation Teaching and Master Teaching Fellowships through the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program in the America COMPETES Act. MƒA was highlighted as an example of a program working to improve the quality of mathematics teaching in the 2010 President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology report to the President, “Prepare and Inspire: K-12 Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for America’s Future.”

^Back to Top

Fellowship Opportunities
MƒA Master Teacher Fellowship
The MƒA NY Master Teacher Fellowship in Mathematics and Science is awarded to outstanding experienced K-12 public school mathematics and science teachers. The four-year, renewable fellowship includes a $60,000 stipend over four years, and provides opportunities to design and lead high quality professional workshops, mentor early career teachers, and share best practices with like-minded colleagues.

MƒA Master Teachers are required to attend or lead seven sessions per year at MƒA, though most attend monthly events throughout the school year. MƒA NY brings together expert teachers so they can share knowledge and advance teaching skills through a range of professional and leadership activities including:

  • Opportunities to participate in and lead high level professional development workshops, such as Professional Learning Teams, which are on going subject-specific working groups; monthly cohort meetings, where Master Teachers share new insights into ways of thinking about and teaching mathematics and science; mini courses that investigate higher level mathematics and science content as well as pedagogy, allowing teachers to collaborate with their peers and work with recognized leaders in STEM and mathematics and science education
  • Leadership courses for MƒA workshop facilitators that provide Master Teachers with formal preparation in leading and teaching adults, both in the MƒA community and in their schools
  • Outside enrichment opportunities such as participation in workshops developed in partnership with the New York Academy of Sciences, being sponsored for a course with the New York City Math Circle, or attending the Park City Mathematics Institute
  • Opportunities to mentor MƒA Early Career Fellows who are just beginning their teaching careers
  • National leadership opportunities, such as presenting work at conferences, participating in national committees on the teaching profession, and serving as leaders in the mathematics and science education community, as well as financial support for conference participation
  • Membership and participation in a dynamic community of dedicated STEM educators across New York City

^Back to Top

MƒA Early Career Fellowship
The MƒA NY Early Career Fellowship provides professional support and growth opportunities to current new K-12 mathematics and science teachers in a New York City public school or recent graduates of education training programs who are certified to teach in New York City, have secured an eligible job, and are committed to ongoing professional development.

MƒA Early Career Fellows attend monthly cohort meetings during the first year of the fellowship and participate in at least 10 MƒA workshops per school year in the remaining fellowship years. The fellowship offers a range of support, including:

  • $48,000 stipend over four years
  • Camaraderie with a cohort of dynamic beginning STEM teachers
  • One-to-one mentoring from MƒA Master Teachers, veteran teachers who provide instructional support and guidance
  • Professional development opportunities that enhance Early Career Fellows’ skills, knowledge and leadership experience
  • Generous funding for classroom materials, and for national and local conference participation, including the NCTM and NSTA Annual Meetings, and the Park City Mathematics Institute

^Back to Top

MƒA School Leader Fellowship
The MƒA School Leader Fellowship is awarded to mathematics and science teachers who have moved into leadership positions in their schools. Geared towards school administrators who supervise the mathematics or science faculty, the two-year, renewable MƒA School Leader Fellowship offers a mathematics and science-rich community for professional administrators in the New York City Department of Education who are looking for support to further the development of the STEM communities in their school.

The fellowship offers professional support and enrichment opportunities, including:

  • $10,000 stipend over two years
  • $20,000 in funding over two years to the school for the purposes of improving mathematics and science instruction
  • Membership in a community of administrators and the ability to connect with a mathematically and scientifically talented cohort of colleagues who support their endeavors
  • Participation in a range of professional opportunities, including monthly cohort meetings where new and veteran STEM administrators interact with like-minded leaders
  • Funding for conference and workshop participation

^Back to Top

MƒA Fellowship
Starting in the 2014-2015 school year, we are no longer accepting applicants for the MƒA NY Fellowship. Read below to learn about our program opportunities for current MƒA Fellows.

The MƒA NY Fellowship is a five-year program where recent college graduates and mid-career professionals make a commitment to teach math in New York City public secondary schools. MƒA Fellows are mathematically talented individuals who are new to teaching.

How the Program Works
Year One: MƒA NY Fellows prepare to become a public secondary school math teacher.

  • Full-tuition scholarship for a master’s degree in Secondary Mathematics Education especially designed for MƒA Fellows at the City University of New York (CUNY) school, the City College of New York
  • $40,000 stipend

Years Two through Five: MƒA NY Fellows find a full-time position and teach mathematics in a public secondary school in New York City, attend monthly professional development workshops at MƒA and work with an advisor.

  • $60,000 in stipends over four years, in addition to New York City’s competitive teaching salary
  • Job search support, including assistance from MƒA in identifying schools, reviewing Fellows’ resumes and providing job opportunities through the MƒA online community
  • Mentoring from MƒA New Teacher Advisors who visit Fellows on a regular basis in and outside of their classrooms and offer guidance and support
  • Participation in MƒA NY corps activities and professional development workshops
  • Support and funding for national and local math and education conference attendance and participation

^Back to Top

Community
MƒA NY creates a community of exceptional educators and works to make teaching an attractive and sustainable career choice. Each weeknight over the course of the school year, MƒA offers extensive professional programming with a focus on giving expert teachers opportunities to collaborate, share best practices, and stay current in mathematics or science. By becoming a part of the MƒA community, our goal is to provide math and science teachers with leadership and growth opportunities, enabling them to enjoy dynamic, interesting, and challenging careers in the math and science classroom.

Through the Small-World Network, an online community on MƒA’s website that’s accessible only by MƒA teachers, our fellowship participants are able to congregate, communicate and share best practices on an ongoing basis. MƒA NY celebrates teaching as a profession. We host a number of social events, such as dinners, softball games, and an annual gala honoring MƒA teachers each year. Our goal is to see the Master Teacher model replicated around the country and recognized for the profound effect it has in attracting and retaining outstanding STEM teachers.

^Back to Top

Contact Information/Mailing List

MƒA New York
646-437-0904
Send a message
Sign up for the MƒA NY newsletter here.

^Back to Top

 

 

Apply Now

Small World Network

The Small-World Network is an internal online community for MƒA teachers. Click here to login.