For questions about the science or math program, please contact:
Julie Sara Boyd
Director of the Office of Teacher Education
For Science Teachers
Deadline to apply for summer enrollment is March 1 for priority review. Applications received after that end date will be processed on a rolling admissions basis for the Summer 2013 cohort and the Summer 2013 cohort. Interviews for successful applicants will be set for the first weeks of March (tentatively March 9th). Please apply using the College of Arts and Sciences online application. The following are required:
- Letter of Intent (which is included in the online application) describing applicant's interest and commitment to becoming a teacher; experience, if any, with K-12 students; experience working collaboratively and in teams; passion for science;
and communication skills. (Please indicate that you are applying to the Lab2Class program in your letter of intent.)
- Two letters of recommendation
- Please send official ETS-delivered GRE scores electronically using GRE school code: 8439 (no department code). If an applicant has a graduate degree, he/she may not need to submit GRE scores. Instead those applicants must submit DC passing scores on the Praxis I (reading, writing and math) exams.
- For questions about the online application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For Math Teachers
Please find application information at the Math for America website.
Please note that Fellowship recipients must be U.S. citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens.
2013 Program Timeline
January 2, 2013 – Application due for Math Fellows
March 1, 2013 – Application due for Science Fellows
March 2013 – Interviews for selected applicants
April 15, 2013 – Final decisions made and acceptances extended to the 2013 Lab2Class Fellows
June 2013 to August 2014 – Content and pedagogical coursework and field-based preparation. Lab2Class student teach 5 hours a day in a DC School 4 days a week during the academic year.
January 2014 – Initial job seeking begins for science position in a DC public or public charter school
August 2014 – Graduation from American University (complete coursework, student teaching, praxis exams and professional teaching portfolio. Start of teaching jobs in a DC school.
September 2014 – August 2018 – Ongoing mentoring from Lab2Class Faculty, regular professional development seminars with Lab2Class Faculty, networking and social gatherings with Lab2Class Fellows
This program is partially supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-1240041 and the Toyota USA Foundation. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF) or Toyota.