Applications open for science and math teacher training program, SUNY Geneseo participates

ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) – New York State opened the 2022 applications on Monday for a program that allows outstanding teachers of science, technology, and math to further develop their skills.

Public school teachers who are selected for the Master Teacher Program will train at one of nine SUNY college campuses. While there, they will learn about new methods to foster students’ curiosity and network with other educators.

One of the participating campuses is SUNY Geneseo, where over 180 teachers have already trained according to the state’s website. That includes teachers from Fairport, Webster, Brighton, Greece, Gates, and Rochester City School District.

More than 1,400 teachers from K through 12 have become involved in the state’s four-year program to improve science education. Participants receive a $15,000 stipend annually to learn about cutting-edge science and technology concepts across disciplines and learn how to communicate the information to students.

The program also involves learning how to continuously self-evaluate and adapt teaching practices.

Some Master Teachers have collaborated with community partners to help increase opportunities for underrepresented groups in science and related fields. One of these events was Girls in STEM Day to empower middle school girls.

Teachers can learn how to apply on the website for SUNY schools and applications are due by July 15. Information on eligibility and admission materials is also available on the website.