The Math for America (MFA) LA Fellowship is a five-year program where recent college graduates and mid-career professionals make a commitment to teach math in public secondary schools. MFA Fellows are mathematically talented individuals who are new to teaching.
MFA is a non-profit organization devoted to increasing the pool of talented math teachers in U.S. secondary public schools. Claremont Graduate University (CGU) is a member of the Math for America Los Angeles location. Graduates of this program work in a variety of high needs schools from the inland Empire through Los Angeles County.
How the Program Works
YEAR ONE: Prepare to become a public secondary school math teacher. Includes full tuition scholarship for MA in Education & preliminary teaching credential AND up to $20,000 in stipends.
YEARS TWO-FIVE: Teach in a Los Angeles public secondary school. $80,000 in stipends over 4 years in addition to full-time salary.
100% Tuition (and other benefits)
Selected Math For America fellows receive:
100% tuition for their credential and Master’s in Education at CGU.
$100,000 stipend spread over five years.
A full-paid internship.
Continued mentoring and professional development after you earn your degree ensure you reach your highest potential as a teacher
Why Math for America at Claremont Graduate University?
Become a teacher in 15 months.
Affiliation to the prestigious Claremont Colleges consortium.
100% of our Math graduates teach full-time within 1st year of graduation.
Over 100 partnerships with Southern California school districts provide internship opportunities.
When you enroll in our program, you take your place in a cohort, a set group of classmates who work through the curriculum together. Our internship model allows you to work as a paid teacher in an urban public school, giving you essential real-world experience as you simultaneously fulfill both California's teacher credentialing requirements and CGU's institutional requirements.
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