The Math for America (MfA) Fellowship is a selective five-year program where recent college graduates and mid-career professionals make a commitment to teach mathematics in public secondary schools. The fellowship includes one year earning a master's degree in education and four years teaching math and participating in MfA corps activities and professional developoment. The MfA Fellowships are available in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, Utah, and Washington, D.C.
Each fellowship provides a full-tuition scholarship to earn a master's degree or teacher credentialing in mathematics education, up to $100,000 in stipends over the course of five years, in addition to teacher's salary, and an array of mentoring and professional development opportunities.
Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and new to teaching, and must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university by the begininning of the fellowship experience. Candidates must also have completed substantial college coursework in mathematics and achieve competitive scores on the ETS Praxis Exams. Site-specific application pages provide full requirements. Current full-time teachers are not eligible.
The selection process aims to identify individuals who know and love math, who enjoy interacting with young people, who have excellent communication skills, and who have ideas on how to create constructive learning environments.