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New York Math for America Fellowship

Math for America (MfA) seeks to improve math education in our nation's public schools by recruiting, training and retaining outstanding secondary school mathematics teachers.

MfA offers mathematically talented college graduates a five year MfA Fellowship which includes a full tuition scholarship for a master's degree program and four years of teaching in a New York City public secondary school. Today, there are over 200 MfA Fellows in the New York City program, with 60 new Fellows entering the classroom next fall.

MfA Fellows receive:

A full tuition scholarship for a master's degree in mathematics education from MfA NY partner universities Bard College, New York University or Teachers College, Columbia University.

A stipend of $100,000 over five years, in addition to a full time teacher's salary.

Extensive professional development support and mentoring.

Guidance from a community of highly qualified math teachers.

In order to be eligible for the MƒA NY Fellowship, candidates must:

Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

Have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited College or University. An applicant's Bachelor's degree must be conferred by June 2010.

Have completed substantial coursework in mathematics. A minimum of 21 credits in math courses at the calculus level or higher are required.

A guideline undergraduate GPA for an MƒA Fellow is 3.0 (B) on a 4-point scale.

Be new to teaching

Achieve a competitive score on the ETS Praxis II Math Content exams. Applicants must take two Praxis tests; Mathematics: Content Knowledge (0061) and Mathematics: Proofs, Models, and Problems, Part 1 (0063).

Our successful candidates come from varied backgrounds with a variety of life experiences. While there is no one profile for an ideal applicant, we have identified the following qualities of successful applicants:

Know and love math

Enjoy teaching and interacting with young people

Possess excellent communication skills

Able to create a constructive learning environment for students

Make a five year commitment to the MƒA Fellowship Program

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