ABOUT US

ABOUT MATH FOR AMERICA

Overview
History
Fellowship Programs
Professional Development and Mentorship

 

Overview
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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History
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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Fellowship Programs
With nearly 850 teachers across our programs, MƒA was founded in New York City in 2004, and also operates in Berkeley, Boston, Los Angeles, San Diego, Utah, and Washington, DC. MƒA rewards and supports new and experienced mathematics and science teachers through four fellowships.


MƒA Fellowship

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.

MƒA Early Career Fellowship
The MƒA Early Career Fellowship gives the most promising of New York City’s newest secondary mathematics teachers the support they need to become outstanding educators. The four-year program includes a stipend of up to $60,000 over four years, camaraderie with a cohort of outstanding secondary math teachers, mentoring, and professional development support.

MƒA Master Teacher Fellowship
The MƒA Master Teacher Fellowship is a four-year program that rewards outstanding experienced public secondary school mathematics and science teachers. The program includes a stipend of up to $60,000 over four years, professional development and leadership opportunities, and support for classroom materials and conference attendance.

MƒA School Leader Fellowship
The MƒA School Leader Fellowship is a two-year program for mathematics teachers who have moved into leadership positions in their school. The program offers a mathematics-rich community for professional administrators in the New York City Department of Education, providing professional support and enrichment opportunities, a stipend of up to $10,000 over two years, and an annual grant of $10,000 to the school for the purposes of improving mathematics instruction.
 

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Professional Development and Mentorship
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. MƒA offers professional development opportunities, including participation in conferences, workshops and social events that bring Fellows and Master Teachers together for interactive training and classroom support. In addition, a group of Advisors provides instructional guidance and acts as a resource for MƒA Fellows - both in the classroom and through regular meetings and counseling sessions.

 

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