SUNY taking 'master teacher' program applications from North Country through Jan. 3
Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 5:06 pm

The State University of New York is accepting applications for the New York State Master Teacher Program, completing the initiative’s statewide expansion plans which include the North Country.

After the first selection of 104 master teachers earlier this year, up to 561 additional teachers across the state will be selected to serve as master teachers in this second round of applications.

Applications can be submitted online until Jan. 3 at http://www.suny.edu/MasterTeacher/.

“With this second round of applications for the New York State Master Teacher Program, we are opening up this initiative to outstanding teachers from all ten regions of the state who go beyond their basic duties to help their students succeed,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “By enhancing the work of our teachers, we can help our students thrive in the classroom and be competitive in the workforce. I encourage high performing teachers from all across the state to apply to this second round.”

The New York State Master Teacher Program was established this year by Cuomo to identify, reward, and support master STEM educators throughout New York State. The first cohort of 104 teachers has been announced.

The role of master teachers as professional mentors and content experts is key to developing the current cadre of outstanding educators as well as inspiring future teachers.

Master Teachers will:

• Receive a $15,000 stipend per year over 4 years for participation in the program (total compensation of $60,000 per teacher).

• Engage in peer mentoring and intensive content-oriented professional development opportunities throughout the academic year.

• Work closely with pre-service and early career teachers to foster a supportive environment for the next generation of STEM teachers.

• Attend regular cohort meetings and participate in and lead professional development activities throughout the year.

Teachers will be chosen from every region of the state to participate in the program.

More info: SUNY’s Master Teacher website and at www.mathforamerica.org.