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Indianapolis STEM Teacher Residency Program, Apply by 11/1

Dear Colleague,

It is no secret that Indiana continues to experience a shortage of highly qualified K-12 STEM teachers, and this shortage is especially acute in our highest needs schools. In response to the demand to place highly qualified teachers in Indiana’s K-12 classrooms, Purdue University’s College of Education, Center for Advancing the Teaching and Learning of STEM (CATALYST),and Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) are pleased to introduce the Indianapolis STEM Teacher Residency (ISTR) program. 

The ISTR program aims to strengthen the educational outcomes of students in one of the largest urban school districts in Indiana by preparing culturally competent, highly qualified teachers who will elevate student achievement in middle and high school STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). ISTR participants will develop enhanced knowledge, skills, and dispositions for integrating engineering and technology design into science, mathematics, and/or computer science instruction through project-based, inquiry-oriented approaches.

We are now taking applications for this 100% online program, which is intended for individuals without extensive teaching experience who possess a strong academic and/or professional background in a STEM field and are interested in pursuing a career in secondary (Grades 5-12) science or mathematics teaching. 

Participants selected for the ISTR program will be provided a stipend ($46,500 in three payments of $15,500 over 18 months), funded by the U.S. Department of Education. In return for the stipend, participants must commit to a three-year teaching position with IPS. While participating in the ISTR program, students will earn a Master of Science in Secondary STEM Education with Initial Licensure while also earning Purdue University’s signature K-12 Integrated STEM Education Graduate Certificate.

The application deadline for the Spring 2023 semester is November 1.  I encourage you to reach out to any prospective teachers in your network about this incredible opportunity and to visit our website for more information on the application requirements, admissions process, and frequently asked questions. My colleagues and I look forward to welcoming a new class of future highly qualified STEM educators. 

Do you have a bachelor's degree and want to teach?

The Indy STEM Teacher Residency (ISTR) program is a
partnership between Indianapolis Public Schools and Purdue
University that aims to strengthen the educational outcomes of
students in one of the largest urban school districts in Indiana
by preparing culturally competent,highly qualified teachers
who will elevate student achievement in middle and high
school science, technology,engineering,and mathematics
(STEM). ISTRcandidates will develop enhanced knowledge,
skills,and dispositions for integrating engineering and
technology design into science,mathematics, and/or computer
science instruction through project-based, inquiry-oriented
approaches.

Last Updated: Aug 10, 2022 8:59 AM

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