Announcing November 11 Open House for Museum’s Master of Arts in Teaching Program

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“Change lives. Teach science.” That is the call to action for the Museum’s new Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program, the first urban teacher residency program offered by a museum and a unique 15-month teaching fellowship for people who want to share their passion for science with middle and high school students in New York State.

On Friday, November 11, from 4 to 8 pm, the Museum will host an Open House where prospective applicants can meet faculty and staff, find out more about how the MAT program is structured, and take behind-the-scenes tours of the Museum campus.

The program, which begins in June, is open to college graduates with a bachelor’s degree in Earth science or a related discipline or any bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 24 credits in Earth science plus 6 additional credits in physics, chemistry, environmental science, or biology. Degree candidates will receive a full fellowship, a $30,000 stipend and health benefits, and two years of continued support after graduation, including professional development and access to Museum programs and resources.

Register for the Open House today by e-mailing The Museum will host one more Open House on Saturday, January 7, from noon to 4 pm. Join the MAT mailing list to receive updates.

Applications for the program are now available online. Final applications are due on January 31.