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NYIT Tuition-Free MA of Teaching Program

Apr 21, 2021
teacher helping kids with a STEM project

Are you interested in becoming a STEM teacher for kids grades 7 through 12? The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) has an exciting opportunity for people to obtain an MA in Teaching (M.A.T.) – tuition free!

The National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program provides scholarships, stipends and programmatic support to recruit and prepare talented STEM graduates and professionals from all economic circumstances to serve as STEM teachers in high-need school districts. NYIT has received a grant of $1.2 million covering scholarships for 16 scholars over the next five years. Science and mathematics professionals and majors who have completed a B.A. or B.S. in a STEM discipline are eligible to apply for a full-tuition Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship as they work towards an M.A.T. degree.

While completing their coursework, Noyce Scholars will undergo additional training in cultural competency, hands-on activities for STEM learning, and teaching with technology. After earning initial New York State teaching certification in biology, chemistry, math, or physics, NYIT will help Noyce Scholars find placement in schools where they will continue to receive mentoring. Scholarship recipients must agree to teach for at least two years in high-need school districts.

Click here for more information on the program, application requirements, and how to apply, or contact Minaz Fazal, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Teacher Education at (516) 686-7936 or mfazal@nyit.edu to learn more.

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