Professional Development and Mentorship
At Math for America, we do everything we can to make teaching a viable, rewarding, and respected career choice for the best minds in science and mathematics.
Our Master Teacher Fellowship achieves this goal by bringing together outstanding, experienced teachers to share knowledge, advance teaching skills, and define excellence itself. This remarkable community of teachers is changing the very landscape of science and mathematics education.
We offer fellowships and advocate for our model around the country, so that we can get great math and science teachers—teachers who are true masters of the subject matter and deeply committed to the craft of teaching—in front of every student in America.
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MƒA was founded in New York City by a group of business leaders, mathematicians and educators, led by Jim Simons, president of Euclidean Capital and chair of Renaissance Technologies, a private investment firm that uses innovative mathematical methods to make investment decisions. MƒA was the congressional model for legislation creating the new National Science Foundation Teaching and Master Teaching Fellowships through the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program in the America COMPETES Act.
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With nearly 850 teachers across our fellowships, MƒA was founded in New York City in 2004, and also operates in Berkeley, Boston, Los Angeles, San Diego, Utah, and Washington, DC. MƒA creates a community around exceptional educators and works to make teaching an attractive and sustainable career choice for the very best thinkers in the STEM field. We offer four fellowships, including:
MƒA Early Career Fellowship
The MƒA Early Career Fellowship gives the most promising of New York City’s newest K-12 public school mathematics and science teachers the support they need to become outstanding educators. The four-year fellowship includes a stipend of $48,000 over four years, a community of dynamic beginning STEM teachers building best practices, one-to-one mentoring, and funding for conference participation and classroom supplies.
MƒA Master Teacher Fellowship
The MƒA Master Teacher Fellowship is awarded to outstanding experienced K-12 public school mathematics and science teachers. The renewable, four year fellowship includes a stipend of up to $60,000 over four years, funding for classroom materials and conference attendance, and access to a community of dynamic STEM teachers sharing best practices, with opportunities to facilitate professional development, mentor beginning teachers, and participate in high level proessional growth and enrichment opportunities.
MƒA School Leader Fellowship
The MƒA School Leader Fellowship is a two-year fellowship for mathematics and science teachers who have moved into leadership positions in their school. The fellowship offers a mathematics and science-rich community for professional administrators in the New York City Department of Education, providing professional support and enrichment opportunities with other administrators, a $10,000 stipend over two years, and a $20,000 grant to the school's mathematics or science department.
The MƒA Fellowship is a five-year program for recent college graduates and mid-career professionals committed to teaching 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. The program allows Fellows to spend a year earning a master’s degree in education, followed by four years of teaching math in a public secondary school. The MƒA Fellowship provides a full tuition scholarship, a stipend of up to $100,000 over five years, in addition to a full time teacher’s salary, and mentoring and professional development opportunities. During the fifth year, Fellows may apply to become Master Teachers.
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MƒA places much of its success in its commitment to providing professional enrichment, developing leaders, and creating a strong community of STEM teachers and leaders. We offer extensive professional programming with a focus on giving expert teachers opportunities to collaborate, share best practices, and stay current in mathematics or science. We believe that outstanding teachers inspire and motivate one another. When we put great teachers together and mix in new learning and the very highest standards, the professional community our corps creates is nothing short of extraordinary. By becoming a part of MƒA, our teachers find opportunities for leadership and growth as educators, which means they can enjoy lifelong dynamic, interesting, and challenging careers.
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