How to Beat Teacher Burnout: With More Education
In the News | April 3, 2017
A new profile about MƒA in Governing Magazine puts the spotlight on our mission to cultivate excellent mathematics and science teachers to keep them in the profession. Reporter Liz Farmer spoke with our leadership team, teachers, and network about the MƒA fellowships and our plans for expanding the MƒA model. Here are some excerpts from the feature story:
“MƒA is built on the notion that great public school teachers should be given the same resources and be treated with the same respect as their higher education counterparts. Teachers go through a rigorous application process and, if accepted, they receive a four-year fellowship and annual $15,000 stipend. Fellows, or master teachers as they’re called at MƒA, are required to participate in and facilitate workshops held at the nonprofit's headquarters. Teachers can also apply for additional financial support to attend national seminars or even trips abroad to enhance exposure to their subject.
MƒA President John Ewing hopes to eventually have the MƒA model cultivating the top 10 percent of math and science teachers in every state.
‘That’s upwards of 50,000 people,” he says. “Think about that. It would change the teaching profession.’”