STEM Teacher Residency Program

The University of Delaware offers an intensive 10-month master of arts in teaching degree, preparing participants to teach science
or math in high-needs middle and high schools in Delaware. To prepare Delaware’s children for successful lives and careers, we are looking for ways to better inspire our students in the technical fields. The College of Education and Human Development offers a STEM Teacher Residency
program, designed to attract people who are interested in becoming teachers that have knowledge in the critical fields
of math and science. The program is looking for candidates who have real world experience who are looking for a career change and for recent undergraduates in the STEM fields to continue their education. Students who complete this program will receive a Master of Arts in Teaching degree with an Institutional Recommendation for Teacher Certification in grades 7-12.

The STEM Residency Program is funded through the Race to the Top initiative, in partnership with the University of Delaware and the Department of Education.  STEM Residency students receive:
• tuition scholarship and health care benefits
• a $12,500 stipend
• a master’s degree, qualifying graduates for a higher salary
While enrolled in this program, STEM Residents will:
• complete 33 credit hours, learning teaching methods,
curriculum preparation and classroom management .
• serve an internship, mentored by experienced teachers
in local schools.
• receive assistance with placement in a teaching position
upon graduation.

Upon completion of the STEM program, students who receive financial assistance are obligated to teach for three years in Delaware high-needs schools. Career placement assistance will be provided. The application deadline is February 1 for admission to the
program beginning in July. Courses are held July through May, with an overlapping internship component that runs from August to May.

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