Update: Thank you very much for your interest in the career of secondary school mathematics teacher. Unfortunately, MƒA Utah will not have a 2015 MƒA Fellows. The alternate route to licensure through the University of Utah's MS Mathematics teaching degree will continue to be offered. If interested, please review this information about the program and apply here. You will only need to apply to the University of Utah for this program, so do not apply to Math for America. We are hoping to have a 2016 cohort, so please check back for updates.
MƒA Utah offers five-year fellowships to candidates with strong mathematics backgrounds. Fellows spend their first year taking courses to meet the requirements for licensure in Utah while also working closely with a master teacher mentor in a student teaching type setting. The "student teaching" component of MƒA is different than traditional programs in that fellows spend 12 hours per week for the entire year in a secondary classroom with a master teacher working collaboratively on applying what they have learned in their coursework to the practice of teaching. In the second year of the fellowship, fellows search for and obtain employment in secondary education schools (middle, junior high, or high school) throughout Utah. They continue their relationship with their mentor who will visit them in their classroom on a regular basis. Additionally, fellows will begin to work on earning a Masters of Mathematics (Teaching). Throughout the entire five years of the fellowship, MƒA Utah provides regular meetings, workshops and other professional development opportunities for fellows and mentors (all cohort meetings and workshops are open to interested parties.) The MƒA Utah Fellowship is a partnership with the University of Utah, Utah State University and Utah public school districts.
The MƒA Utah Fellowship is a five-year program in which recent college graduates and mid-career professionals make a commitment to teach math in Utah public secondary schools. In the first year, fellows receive a stipend of up to $18,000 and tuition compensation for courses leading to licensure as a secondary school mathematics teacher with a level IV endorsement. For the next four years fellows serve as teachers in Utah schools, obtain a master's degree in mathematics with an emphasis in teaching, continue earning a supplementary stipend, receive support from their mentor, and participate in ongoing professional development opportunities. Mentors also will receive a stipend and tuition compensation for courses leading to a Master's degree.