SUNY Oneonta to Host Master Teacher Program

October 30th, 2013 | Tags:

The State University of New York has selected SUNY Oneonta as one of six campuses to host the second round of the New York’s Master Teacher Program. The initiative identifies, rewards and supports teachers as professional mentors and content experts. It aims to help outstanding science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educators in grades 6-12 develop skills that will ensure New York’s students are college and career ready.

Dr. Richard Lee, interim dean of the School of Education and Human Ecology, said that selection as a Master Teacher site recognizes the quality of SUNY Oneonta’s teacher education programs.

“This is a great honor for our campus and our faculty at a time when, more than ever, we need well prepared teachers and we need to recognize teachers doing superb work in their fields,” said Lee. “We look forward to welcoming excellent teachers across our region to SUNY Oneonta as master teacher fellows.”

SUNY Oneonta is the Master Teacher Program site for the Mohawk Valley region. The Master Teacher Program is competitive and open to certified, New York state teachers who have four or more years of experience teaching in STEM disciplines, currently teach a course load of at least 60 percent STEM classes in grades 6-12, and are rated “effective” or “highly effective.” Those accepted into the four-year program will receive a $15,000 stipend annually.

The application period will begin Nov. 1 and extend through Jan. 3, 2014. Additional information about the program is available at http://www.suny.edu/masterteacher/.