The MƒA DC Master Teacher Program is a five-year program that rewards experienced secondary school mathematics teachers. The program includes stipends and financial support of up to $55,000 over five years, as well as leadership and professional development opportunities. Additionally Master Teachers are eligible for grants to pursue advanced math coursework and to participate in national mathematics conferences.
Open to public or public charter secondary school teachers in Washington, DC.
The Math for America DC teaching fellowship is a five-year program launched in 2009 to provide support and incentives to those who want to make teaching math in an urban school a career. The program provides an annual stipend of $10,000 and five years of mentoring by a teacher of at least twenty years' experience. The first year of the program is a combination of graduate school training and student teaching as well as monthly MƒA DC professional development. Years 2 through 5 are required years of teaching in a D.C. public school or public charter school, and participation in a monthly, mandatory, MƒA professional development (PD) program.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Through MƒA DC’s professional development we provide opportunities for fellows to meet and work together, help retain our most talented teachers, help develop leadership skills, and improve student outcomes.
Monthly, mandatory, professional development (PD) in-person meetings are held on the first or second Saturday of the month, and once a month on a weekday. These meetings are designed to build on all areas of teachers' pedagogical and content knowledge for math.
During the PD sessions, fellows meet in a working group. These working groups are called professional learning communities (PLC) focused on a specific topic and are facilitated by experienced teachers.
Fellows receive financial support to attend national conferences organized by the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and Park City Mathematics Institute.
*Since 2014, MfA DC is no longer accepting applicants for the Teaching Fellowship Program.