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Whole Bunch-a Programs That Can Help You Become A Teacher

Your STEM degree doesn’t mean you have to start over to become a teacher. Quite the opposite. That subject knowledge is invaluable, and these folks can help you with everything else you need to blow minds in the classroom.

Programs With National Reach

Aspire Teacher Residency

A residency program in which 95% of graduates are highly effective or effective their first year teaching in one of the nation’s top-performing, large, high-poverty school systems.

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Location

Bay Area, Central Valley, and LA in California
Memphis, Tennessee

Website

AspirePublicSchools.org

California State University

The largest single producer of K-12 teachers in the nation, the 22-campus system includes innovative programs such as STAR, where future teachers participate in paid summer research internships at national research labs.

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Location

Locations throughout California (STAR and MSTI)

Website

CalState.edu

ElevatED's Guide to Choosing a Teacher Preparation Program

This Guide is a comprehensive resource to help you make the best, most informed choice for a teacher preparation program to earn your teaching credential. It includes profiles on a hundred top programs around the country with exclusive information you can't find anywhere else.

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Location

National and digital

Website

TeachElevated.org

Relay School of Education

A part-time, two-year master’s program with a strong emphasis on techniques that can be applied immediately in classrooms.

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Location

New York, New York; Newark, New Jersey; New Orleans, Louisiana; Houston, Texas; Chicago, Illinois

Website

Relay.edu

Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative of the APLU

One hundred and thirty five public research universities and 13 university systems across 45 states, collectively preparing more than 8,200 world-class science and mathematics teachers annually through the largest STEM new teacher initiative in the country.

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Location

National

Website

APLU.org

Teach For America

Program for recent college graduates and professionals with a deep commitment to expanding opportunities for students in STEM and beyond.

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Location

National

Website

ChooseMore.org

TNTP Teaching Fellows

TNTP Teaching Fellows programs operate in seven different sites to train outstanding candidates to become high-impact teachers in the nation’s most disadvantaged communities.

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Location

Baltimore, MD (Baltimore City Teaching Residents)
DC (DC Teaching Fellows)
Indiana (Indianapolis Teaching Fellows)
Fort Worth (Fort Worth Teaching Fellows
NYC (New York City Teaching Fellows)
New Orleans (teachNOLA)
Charlotte, NC (TEACH Charlotte)

Website

TNTPTeachingFellows.org

Urban Teacher Center

A four-year program that includes a year-long residency of co-teaching, a masters degree, and a unique dual focus on content and special education.

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Location

Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD

Website

UrbanTeacherCenter.org

The UTeach Institute

The UTeach Institute supports replication of the UTeach secondary STEM teacher preparation program at universities across the country and leads efforts toward continuous improvement of the UTeach model.

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Location

The Institute is in Austin, Texas. Our partners are 39 universities in 19 states.

Website

UTeach-Institute.org

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Teaching Fellowship that offers admission into a master’s degree program, a $30,000 stipend, a full year of in-classroom experience at a high-need school, and three years of mentoring.

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Location

Nationwide

Website

Woodrow.org

Programs by State. Mostly Alphabetical.

Arizona

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University

Teacher preparation programs recognized by the Department of Education and the White House at a university consistently ranked among the “best buy” top public universities.

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Location

Arizona

Website

ASU.edu

California

EnCorps STEM Teachers Program

The EnCorps Teachers Program helps skilled professionals in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to make the transition into teaching these subjects to younger generations.

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Location

Greater Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento and Bay Area

Website

EnCorps.org

Mills College, School of Education

Full-tuition scholarship, living stipends up to $55,000 in addition to a salaried four-year teaching opportunity in Oakland from a program with a deep commitment to social justice and equity.

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Location

Oakland, CA

Website

Mills.edu

San Francisco Teacher Residency

The San Francisco Teacher Residency (SFTR) aims to significantly improve the academic achievement and social-emotional development for students in San Francisco’s public schools. Our residents value working hard to improve equity and access for our children.

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Location

San Francisco and the Bay Area

Website

SFTeacherResidency.org

Colorado

Denver Teacher Residency

The first district-based teacher residency in the US, this program combines data-driven support and training along with a master’s degree to prepare aspiring teachers for success in an urban school district.

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Location

Denver Metro Region

Website

DenverTeacherResidency.org

Florida

Florida International University

An exciting new undergraduate program offering opportunities to explore teaching in diverse K-12 classrooms early in your coursework under the guidance of Master Teachers; and the opportunity to continue earning a degree in the sciences or mathematics with an endorsement to teach in grades 6-12.

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Location

Miami, Florida

Website

FIU.edu

Illinois

University of Chicago Urban Education Institute

A five-year experience that includes a two-year master’s program and three years of comprehensive alumni supports.

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Location

Chicago, IL

Website

UChicago.edu

Indiana

University of Indianapolis

Programs with high levels of personal attention for undergraduates, grad students, and career changers who are passionate about instilling a love of STEM in students.

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Location

Indianapolis, IN

Website

UIndy.edu

Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana

Undergraduate and graduate programs that provide strong mentoring, intensive content coursework, and field experiences.

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Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Website

Xula.edu

Maryland

University of Maryland, College Park (in partnership with the Center for Mathematics Education)

A part-time, two year master’s program with a strong emphasis on techniques that can be applied immediately in classrooms.

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Location

College Park, MD

Website

UMD.edu

Massachusetts

Boston Teacher Residency

A year-long classroom apprenticeship that includes co-teaching, a M.Ed., and a generous living stipend and health benefits.

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Location

Boston, MA

Website

BostonTeacherResidency.org

Match Teacher Residency

A one year residency program with a 100% offer rate upon graduation where you’ll work as a full-time teacher while earning your Master’s Degree in Effective Teaching.

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Location

Boston, MA

Website

Matcheducation.org

New Jersey

Montclair State University

Montclair State University (MSU) is a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey offering multiple graduate, undergraduate and professional development programs for candidates interested in teaching math or science.

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Location

Montclair, NJ

Website

Montclair.edu

Rider University

An accelerated 9-month school-based residency that leads to certification as an elementary school teacher.

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Location

Located in New Jersey, close to the Greater NY and Greater Philadelphia areas.

Website

Rider.edu

New York

American Museum of Natural History

A 15-month MAT residency program that includes a full fellowship and $30,000 stipend, as well as a science research experience at the Museum.

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Location

New York City

Website

AMNH.org

Lehman College of the City University of New York: Science Education Program

Located in one of the most culturally rich and diverse boroughs of New York City, the Bronx, Lehman College's Science Education Program is committed to developing dedicated, competent and compassionate secondary science teachers who are grounded in cutting edge pedagogical practices that are appropriately translatable into their urban classrooms.

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Location

Bronx, New York

Website

Lehman.edu

NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

MA programs in Math and Science Education for candidates with a commitment to urban schools, social justice, and connecting theory and research to practice.

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Location

New York City

Website

NYU.edu

North Carolina

North Carolina New Schools

A cost-free, one-year training program for individuals with a STEM background to become a licensed teacher in North Carolina.

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Location

North Carolina

Website

NCNewSchools.org

Oregon

Oregon State University, College of Education (a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative)

OSU’s College of Education is working to build capacity in communities, institutions, and schools that will contribute to the STEM education of the diverse citizens of our state, region, and nation.

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Location

Corvallis, Oregon; Bend, Oregon

Website

OregonState.edu

South Carolina

University of South Carolina (a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative)

A nationally-recognized university STEM teacher education program that prepares people to teach and have a lasting impact.

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Location

Columbia, SC

Website

SC.edu

Tennessee

Project Inspire

A math/science teacher residency that prepares candidates in urban schools and supports them during the first four years of teaching.

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Location

Chattanooga, TN

Website

ProjectInspireTN.org

Texas

IDEA Public Schools

A growing network of schools throughout Texas dedicated to preparing students from underserved communities for success in college and citizenship.

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Location

Rio Grande Valley, Austin, and San Antonio, Texas

Website

IdeaPublicSchools.org

Teachers are heroes. These links tell their origin stories.

Chances are you’ve hardly, barely, only just begun to even consider the notion of teaching. So here are some resources to better understand what a teaching career requires/entails.