STEM Teachers in Advanced Residency California STEM institute for innovation and improvementSTEM Teachers in Advance Residency (STAR)  will prepare highly qualified secondary science and math teachers for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Residents will earn a master’s and preliminary credential in 15 months and be hired at high-need schools in LAUSD, that enroll percentage of low income and minority students with low in math and science. STAR will significantly enhance CSUDH’s residency pathway, developed via the TQP 2009 grant with higher stipends, industry internships, exposure to varied teaching styles, and more extensive clinical experiences.

STAR activities include recruiting strategies that will attract many participants from groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM. CSUDH will redesign curriculum to emphasize 21st Century skills, technology, content literacy, new generation, science standard and common core state standards, and deliver rigorous, blended credential, and master’s coursework that integrates theory and practice.

Participants will complete a year-long residency with trained master teachers in one of 10 high-need partner secondary schools. STAR includes additional clinical experiences in CSUDH’s innovative Lab School. Residents will spend two afternoons a week in internships with researchers or industries to gain applied knowledge.

Our new two-year induction program helps participants obtain a full credential with support from a master teacher. CSUDH partnered with Los Angeles Unified School District Troops to Teachers and ENCORPS.

For more information, contact Dr. Kamal Hamdan; 310-243-3981, khamdan@csudh.edu.

PROGRAM BENEFITS
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Our communities are in need of qualified and committed math and science teachers to help students develop competitive 21st century skills. CSUDH’s innovate STEM Teachers in Advanced Residency (STAR) Program is meeting this need. STAR is building a sustainable pipeline of math and science teachers with the training, strategies, and tools to bring our classrooms and students into the 21st century.

The STAR Program is designed for recent college graduates and mid-career professionals or paraprofessionals with math and science backgrounds.
• STAR offers a 15 month teacher education program that includes a single subject teaching credential and a Master’s in Education.
• STAR resident are placed in a classroom with a mentor for a year where they become immersed in the school’s culture.
• Residents serve in a semester long internship where they will gain practical knowledge that can be used in the classroom.
• STAR Residents receive a $30,000 living stipend in addition to qualifying for the TEACH Grant ($4,000).

NEXT STEPS
If you’re ready to become a STAR in math or science in a school that needs you, then take the first step here. APPLY NOW

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