Master of Arts in Teaching Earth Science Residency Program

American Museum of Natural History

About the organization

The Earth science teaching residency is a fully paid fellowship program for college graduates who want to become science teachers. We are seeking a study body of future teachers with diverse life experiences who are passionate about social justice and want to make a difference in the world of STEM education.

We prepare residents to teach in high-needs middle and high schools in an intensive 15-month program by combining scientific and pedagogical coursework with real-world teaching experience. See program on our website.


The Master of Arts in Teaching Earth Science Residency Program at the American Museum of Natural History is a full-time, fifteen-month fellowship program that takes place at the museum and in urban partner schools. We seek a student body with diverse life and career experience who want to change lives by becoming culturally responsive middle- and high-school Earth science teachers. All degree candidates will receive free tuition and books, a $30,000 living stipend, and financial and professional support throughout their first two years of teaching. In return, candidates commit to teaching in a high-needs school for three years.


The MAT Program accepts 24 residents each year. Strong applicants have diverse life and career experiences and are committed to making a difference for high-needs middle and high school students.

This is a fully funded MAT program. Residents receive the following financial supports:

Full tuition scholarship
$30,000 stipend for room and board (which may also be used to cover health insurance)
A laptop computer (loaned for the duration of the program)
Required books and class resources
Covered certification costs for all exams, workshops, fingerprinting, and fees


This is a fully funded MAT program.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To speak with a program representative, please call 212-313-7464, or request an appointment via email.

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