Mason Science Teaching Fellowship

$1,000 FELLOWSHIP IN SCIENCE TEACHING

ALTERNATIVE CLASS A CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

The non-traditional Class A program is designed to offer individuals possessing a bachelor’s degree outside of education the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in education with Class A certification. Further information, admission requirements and application procedures can be obtained from education departmental offices at Alabama colleges and universities offering this special certification program.

AWARDS

Recognizing the need for promoting superior science teaching at all levels, the Alabama Academy of Science has established an award to encourage scientifically trained students to enter the teaching profession. The William H. Mason Fellowship is $1000 for one year (non-renewable), and is tenable at any institution in the state of Alabama offering a teacher certification program. Awardees may choose to specialize in any area kindergarten through the 12th grade. Selection will be based on the extent to which the applicant shows promise for incorporating quality science instruction in his or her classroom.

ELIGIBILITY

Students who will have earned a B.S. or B.A. degree by the summer of 2017 are invited to apply for a William H. Mason Fellowship. Applicants must have the equivalent of a minor or major in a natural science, and must be applicants for a program leading to certification in teaching at any level K-12. Recipients will be required to teach in the state of Alabama for at least one year following the completion of the degree program for which the award is given.

PROCEDURES

Submit your application by completing the form below. Questions can be emailed to the Chair of the committee Dr. Ronald Hunsinger (RNHunsin@samford.edu).

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS: FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Mason Science Teaching Fellowship Application

Mason Science Teaching Fellowship Application
  • Enter your higher education information here. Hit the Plus Sign after the GPA Field to Add additional institutions.
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  • If neither your major nor minor as listed above was in a natural science, please explain in the box below how your undergraduate coursework included the equivalent of a science minor:
  • What are your career plans in education?
  • ATTACHMENTS

    A complete application consists of this form and the following three attachments: An unofficial transcript of all undergraduate and graduate work. Successful applicants will be asked to provide an official transcript after selection. A personal statement of no more than two pages outlining your goals in teaching and in particular how you intend to utilize your science training in the classroom. Names and email addresses for two recommenders. Recommenders should be faculty who know you and can comment on your qualifications for the teaching profession you intend to enter. INSTRUCT your recommenders to email their recommendations in PDF format to Dr. Michael B. Moeller ( mbmoeller@una.edu ). Please list the names and email addresses of your references here
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