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Responding to a nationally recognized need for learning opportunities in computer science, the Bard MAT Program is launching a unique curriculum for math teachers with interest in teaching computer science in the public schools.
In collaboration with partners in the computer technology industry, Bard seeks math students with computer science backgrounds to join other future teachers at our Bronx campus in the 2013–14 academic year. Students will work with exemplary computer science teachers in New York City middle and high schools, preparing for careers in a field that is actively being promoted as a New York City Department of Education priority.
Ideal candidates will have a strong background in math and additional background in computer science.
Additional Materials required for fellowship consideration:
- Second personal statement speaking directly to why you want to teach Computer Science in New York City Schools and how your academic background supports this desire AND
- a Fourth letter of recommendation speaking to the same
Available to one-year students only.
The Petrie Fellowship Program at Bard College was established in 2004 through a generous grant from the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation. Full-tuition grants are made by the MAT Program to qualified students through a selection process that considers academic competence, teaching and leadership potential, financial need, and a commitment to teaching in New York City public schools. Petrie Fellowships are available to one-year students only. Petrie Fellows take all courses and fulfill their apprentice teaching requirements in New York City public schools in the fall, winter, and spring quarters. All students, including Petrie Fellows, must be in residence at Bard for course work during the summer quarter. Petrie Fellows live in New York City from September through May and attend courses and weekly seminars held at partner schools in the Bronx. The MAT Program assists Fellows in finding teaching positions in New York City and provides professional development in the early stages of their teaching careers. The Petrie Fellowship represents a call for educational leaders who can address the needs of students in urban schools not only through their work as exemplary teachers in the classroom but also through professional relationships within the larger educational community.
Additional Requirements for the Petrie Fellowship:
1. A second personal statement explaining why you want to teach in New York City public schools
2. A fourth, letter of recommendation sent from a recommender that specifically addresses the applicant’s candidacy for a Petrie Fellowship.
Without enough good teachers, urban and rural young people are systematically denied their futures at a time when the job capable of supporting a family require a minimum of a high school diploma and the highest skill and knowledge in levels in history. The Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color seeks to help recruit, support, and retain individuals of color as public school teachers in the United States.
Funded through a $5 million grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the fellowship offers support for Fellows to complete master's degree programs in education and become excellent educators who ensure student success in high needs schools.
The fellowship includes:
Application Steps for the Rural Residency Program Scholarship
1. A personal statement of no more than 750 words that explains the applicant’s commitment to teaching and interest in the unique educational needs of students in the Central Valley (for rural pathway applicants) or in Los Angeles (for urban pathway applicants).
2. An additional letter of recommendation from an individual who can describe the applicant’s interests, strengths, experiences, and/or motivations as they apply to a teaching commitment to public education in the Central Valley or in Los Angeles.
3. An interview with the MAT Program admissions committee.