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Fall Drop-In Hours


Hours & Contact

Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

College Hall, 155 S. Pleasant Street

Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Telephone: 413-542-2265

Fax: 413-542-5790

Email: careers@amherst.edu

Education

AAUW Educational Foundation
Offers a variety of funding opportunities for women. Programs include fellowships or grants for doctoral work & research, career development, community action, teaching in public schools, international students and for study in specific degree programs where women's participation has traditionally been low.
Deadline: Varies

The Steppingstone Foundation Teaching Fellowship
Steppingstone prepares inner-city sixth-graders to get into, and succeed at, Boston and Philadelphia's top independent schools. The Scholars Program receives more than 300 nominations for the 40 slots available each year. The academic component of the program is an intensive, 14-month schedule of classes during the school year, two summer sessions, and application workshops. The Teaching Fellowship is a one-year program which provides practical experience in curriculum development, teaching, educational leadership, and direct experience in urban education.
Deadline: February 1

Rotary Grants for University Teachers
This is a grant for higher education faculty to teach at universities or colleges of their choice in underdeveloped countries
Deadline: Late September, annually

NYC Teaching Fellows Program
A two-year commitment to work in a New York City public school. Requirements: Bachelor's Degree, Minimum GPA of 3.0, US citizen or permanent resident with a valid green card, English fluency, no current or expired eligibility for teacher certification in New York, cannot have worked as a full-time, uncertified teacher (PPT) in NYC at any time since September 2000, cannot have completed a teacher education program. Fellows receive the same salary and benefits as othe New York City teachers.
Deadline: Rolling, various due dates

Urban Teacher Residency Program
The New Visions for Public Schools–Hunter College Urban Teacher Residency (UTR) is a 14 month teacher-training program that fully integrates the graduate coursework of the aspiring teacher (Resident) with intensive, hands-on experiences in New York City schools. Within a strong public school, Residents collaborate with expert educators around all aspects of teaching and learning. At the same time, Residents take graduate courses at Hunter College specifically designed by UTR to align with experiences in urban schools. Successful completion of the program results in a Master’s Degree in Education and certification to teach in New York City. Graduates of UTR are guaranteed the opportunity to be hired by a school within New Visions’ network of 75 public schools and are asked to commit to four years of teaching in New Visions schools after their Residencies.

Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers
Founded in 1990 by Kelly Wise, the IRT provides academic and individualized support to students from diverse backgrounds who wish to attain graduate degrees in the humanities, social sciences, education, and mathematics. IRT participants are individuals who plan to pursue careers in teaching, counseling, and administration at both the K-12 and university levels.  The IRT sponsors two programs.  The Summer Workshop is a four week program held on the campus of Phillips Academy in Andover, MA.  The Associate program is geared toward undergraduates who are recent graduates or otherwise engaged in summer research activities.  Participants in both programs are sponsored by the IRT as they apply to graduate schools in a consortium of 42 affiliated universities.  The consortium universities waive application fees for IRT applicants. 
Deadline: April 1 

 

 

 

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Career Advising Appointments

Login to Quest to request an appointment with a career advisor.  If you have technical difficulties, please call the Career Center at 413-542-2265.


Fall Drop-In Hours


Hours & Contact

Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

College Hall, 155 S. Pleasant Street

Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Telephone: 413-542-2265

Fax: 413-542-5790

Email: careers@amherst.edu