How it works
MƒA Master Teachers – NYC public school mathematics and science teachers with more than four years of teaching experience – join a community of exceptional STEM educators. Over four years, MƒA Master Teachers come together on a regular basis to collaborate and learn from one another and to steward a community dedicated to supporting teachers in the classroom. Here are some of the primary opportunities involved in an MƒA Master Teacher Fellowship.
- Designing, participating, and leading the extensive professional growth opportunities at MƒA: Whether by participating in professional workshops and events or by developing and facilitating new MƒA courses, Master Teachers are offered new opportunities to grow with fellow teachers who share a passion for science and mathematics. MƒA Master Teachers attend, at the very least, seven workshops per year, selected from the MƒA Course Catalog.
- Mentoring MƒA Early Career Teachers: There are opportunities to be paired with an MƒA Early Career Teacher to advise them during their first year of their fellowship.
- Leading from the classroom: Master Teachers can apply MƒA’s leadership and learning opportunities with other teachers and within their school community.
- Collaborating and communicating: There are opportunities to engage in MƒA’s private online community, the Small-World Network.
The MƒA Master Teacher Fellowship in total provides:
- $60,000 in stipends over four years to recognize participation in our community
- A dynamic community of inspiring mathematics and science teachers
- Participation in a wide range of high quality, STEM-focused, teacher-led professional growth and enrichment opportunities throughout the school year
- Funding for conferences, travel, and materials
Upon successful graduation of the MƒA Master Teacher Fellowship, MƒA teachers can apply to renew their fellowship for another four years. We seek to have MƒA make a significant impact on the STEM community - in schools across NYC, in the MƒA community, and in STEM education nationally. As part of this effort, Master Teachers who renew their fellowship focus on leading from within their classroom and within MƒA to support the learning and professional growth of other teachers across the city. MƒA Master Teachers who continue their fellowship participate in a Community Contribution project, where they engage with the MƒA community in a dynamic, deliberate way that furthers our goals of excellence in STEM education.