Commitments
Commitments are creative and innovative responses to our shared goal of 100,000 excellent STEM teachers in 10 years that reflect new or expanded approaches to tackling this challenge.


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Academy for Urban School Leadership

Will prepare and support 100 new, high-quality STEM teachers by 2016 who will be trained to work and succeed in turn-around schools in Chicago.


Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will provide ongoing professional development, induction supports, and incentives to retain 85% of residents for at least four years in Chicago Public Schools. 



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American Museum of Natural History

Will prepare 130 certified science teachers for high-need schools by 2015; each teacher will commit to teach in those schools for at least four years.


Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will implement two-year new teacher induction programs, will develop and increase its professional development opportunities for 2,000 educators per year, and will develop models for effective partnerships between districts, teacher preparation programs, and cultural institutions to retain exemplary science teachers in middle school.



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Bank Street College of Education

Will prepare an additional 40 Math teacher leaders and coaches by 2018, a 100% increase in Bank Street College's existing contribution to the supply of exemplary STEM educators.


Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will double the number of teachers we support by 2021, helping 100 New York City area teachers improve their content knowledge and inquiry-based teaching strategies in the physical, life, earth and environmental sciences.



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Boston College

Will prepare and place 380 additional STEM teachers over the next five years, who teach K-12 English language learner (ELL) students in urban districts.


Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will link faculty from the Lynch School of Education and College of Arts and Sciences to provide mentoring support for STEM teachers of English language learner (ELL) students during their first years of teaching so that 65% remain in classroom after five years.



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Boston Teacher Residency

Will prepare 200 new, excellent STEM teachers through the Boston Teacher Residency program by 2020.


Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will support 50 STEM teachers each year to improve instruction through data-driven inquiry, instructional coaching, and teacher leadership training. 

 

Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

75% of graduates placed in math and science teaching positions will teach in Boston Public Schools for at least three years; 60% will teach for at least five years.



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Boston University, College of Engineering

Will prepare 220 certified master teachers who regularly and authentically infuse engineering design and innovation into their secondary math and science curricula and place them in schools nationwide by 2018, partnering with the School of Education.



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Breakthrough Collaborative

Will double the number of STEM majors we recruit, prepare 1,200 aspiring STEM teachers, and place 375 of them into the field of education as STEM teachers of record by 2018.


Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will increase the effectiveness, supply, and pipeline of 1,200 aspiring STEM teachers by refining the training curriculum, expanding the internship program to new cities, and doubling the number of university partnerships by 2018.



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California State University

Will prepare 1,500 new secondary math and science teachers annually through 2021, 50% of whom will teach in high-need schools. Will also produce new STEM-certified K-6 teachers each year, starting with 600 in 2015 and increasing to 3,000 by 2019.


Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will develop clinical partnerships with school districts that foster retention of new, excellent STEM teachers through the new California Alliance for Teacher Preparation, and will initiate district induction partnerships that provide support for excellent novice STEM teachers and help retain math and science teachers affected by lay-offs.



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Capital Teaching Residency

Will recruit and train 50 new STEM teachers in high-performing charter schools by 2015, and will provide alumni support after an intensive, yearlong residency to ensure classroom success.



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Center for Mathematics Education, University of Maryland, College Park

Will prepare 100 STEM teachers per-year for the next five years, half of whom will teach for at least three years in a high-needs school, and all of whom exhibit disciplinary expertise, cultural competence, and commitment to students and their achievement.


Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will prepare 60 elementary certified teachers and special educators teaching in high-needs schools to teach middle grades mathematics, and 40 more to receive elementary STEM certification, through cohort-based masters programs that increase teachers’ content knowledge, transformative pedagogical content knowledge, as well as leadership skills, over the next five years.



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Chattanooga-Hamilton County Public Education Foundation

Will recruit, prepare, and support at least 100 new STEM teachers by 2015 to serve in high-need schools for at least five years through its teacher residency programs.


Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will engage and empower highly effective STEM educators to mentor and train a new generation of math and science teachers while serving as clinical instructors within its teacher residency programs.



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Colorado Boettcher Teacher Residency

Will recruit, select and train 393 new K-12 STEM teachers by 2018 through the Colorado Boettcher Teacher Residency, using innovative partnerships with school districts and universities.


Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will provide professional and leadership development to 2,560 K-12 STEM teachers by 2018 through job-embedded instructional coaching, institutes, seminars and lab classrooms visits.



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Denver Teacher Residency

Will increase the supply of STEM teachers for Denver Public Schools by ensuring that 20% of the residency program’s annual cohort yields 150 new STEM teachers over 10 years, and will develop high-quality course content in partnership with the University of Denver’s Natural Sciences and Mathematics faculty.


Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will deepen the skills of STEM graduates and STEM mentors by providing access to innovative professional development in STEM using content-focused classroom-effectiveness rubrics.

 

Additional Commitment: Build The Movement

Will create partnerships across Urban Teacher Residency United network programs to create recruitment and pedagogical tools that support highly effective and innovative STEM teaching practices for development of teacher recruitment and engagement efforts on a national level.



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EnCorps STEM Teachers Program

Will recruit, prepare, and support 360 STEM professionals, as they transition into teaching math and science in high-need secondary schools by June 2016.


Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will recruit, prepare, and support 150 STEM professionals over the next three years, as tutors and mentors, to engage students in innovative science and math education that blends content knowledge and work experience to inspire the future academic and career aspirations of their students.

 

Additional Commitment: Build the Movement

Will partner with innovative organizations (institutes of higher learning, teacher residencies, etc.) to create alternative certification pathways designed for career changers to enter the teaching profession in an expedited manner.



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Florida International University

Will partner with Miami-Dade County Public Schools to recruit, prepare, and retain 200 teachers to transform STEM teaching and learning in 26 low-performing schools, improving achievement among Miami's highest-need students through data-driven methods, and learning communities.



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Hamilton County Department of Education

Will prepare an additional 20 STEM educators through the Project Inspire Teacher Residency Program by 2014.



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High Tech High

Will develop 75 new and experienced teachers through the High Tech High Credential Program, the High Tech High Graduate School of Education Master in Education programs, and the Leading Schools Program, which provides sustained professional-development.



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Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University

Will aspire to increase the number of graduates in STEM to over 600 through three key strategies: aggressive recruitment; removing barriers for STEM students to major in a subject area and; systematically convincing committed and able teacher education students to pursue preparation and certification in STEM subjects.


Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will equip teacher candidates with best-in-class STEM content preparation through comprehensive partnership with expert STEM faculty throughout the University. In collaboration, education faculty and STEM faculty are developing core courses, focusing on national standards with deep content knowledge and inquiry methods skills to investigate world problems.

 

Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will develop a replicable university model in which the diverse resources of the university are leveraged to support the preparation of STEM teachers.



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Merrimack College

Will prepare 270 teachers over five years by linking interdisciplinary undergraduate STEM Education majors with a one-year graduate STEM Fellowship program. 



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Michigan State University

Will recruit and prepare 500 middle- and high-school STEM teachers by 2015, and will also prepare 150 elementary teachers as STEM specialists to address the critical need for preK-6, high-quality STEM instruction.



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Mills College, School of Education

Will prepare 100 mathematics and science teachers, using a rigorous program that focuses on subject knowledge, equity and access, to commit to teach for four years in Oakland Unified School District by 2019.



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Montclair State University

Will recruit, prepare, and help retain 450 new, highly effective STEM middle- and high-school teachers to work primarily for high-need districts by 2016.



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National Center for STEM Elementary Education at St. Catherine University

Will certify 300 new highly effective STEM elementary teachers through its teacher preparation program and certify 200 additional highly effective STEM K-8 teachers through partnerships with 10 high-need school districts over the next five years.



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National Math and Science Initiative

Will prepare at least 4,000 new math and science teachers through Uteach partner sites over the next five years.


Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will train 12,000 highly effective middle- and high-school teachers over the next five years in eight states through two programs: the Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program and Laying the Foundation.



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New Visions for Public Schools

Will partner with a total of 15 high-need, effective schools and science and mathematics institutions each year to prepare 300 non-traditional science and mathematics teacher candidates by 2016 in a clinically-rich certification program to increase student achievement in mathematics, biology, Earth science and chemistry.


Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will increase the capacity of 400 mathematics teachers, working in grade and department teams, to implement algebra, geometry, and trigonometry curricular units and formative assessments and demonstrably increase student achievement in 75 high-need schools by 2016.

 

Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will increase the capacity of 300 science teachers in grade and department teams to implement literacy-integrated science curricular units and formative assessment and demonstrably increase student achievement in 75 high-need schools by 2016.

 

Additional Commitment: Build the Movement

Will develop and implement student data visualization tools to enable 35,000 students and their families to assess student progress mastering common core STEM skills by 2016, thereby mobilizing students and their families to demand better STEM learning opportunities in high-need urban areas.

 

Additional Commitment: Build the Movement

Will increase the capacity of 100 mathematics and science teachers who mentor and support pre-service teachers and graduates of teacher certification program by 2016.



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New York Academy of Sciences

Will provide 765 scientists, of which at least 10% will become teachers, with clinical experiences teaching high-poverty urban and rural students hands-on, enrichment STEM programming in informal and formal learning environments in NY and NJ by 2015.



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North Carolina New Schools

Will recruit, train, and support licensure of 192 nontraditional STEM teachers over five years for school districts in North Carolina.



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Philadelphia Teacher Residency at the Philadelphia Education Fund

Will recruit and prepare 100 new highly qualified and diverse math and science teachers over the next five years to work in high-need Philadelphia secondary schools and provide support to them for their first four years.



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Project Tomorrow

Will recruit 2,050 excellent STEM teacher candidates, with 25% (512) from groups traditionally under-represented in STEM, in California by 2018, as measured by the number of students majoring or minoring in education and a science or math discipline.



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Relay Graduate School of Education

Will prepare 400 math and science teachers by 2015 and will create innovative math and science content and tools aligned to the Common Core State Standards.


Additional Commitment: Build The Movement

Will work on regulatory changes to permit non-STEM majors to enter the field and will collaborate with others to create competency assessments to ensure that STEM teachers have content expertise over the next five years.



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Rider University

Will recruit and prepare 150 STEM teachers by 2017, dissolving the boundaries between theory and practice by immersing teacher candidates in K-5 classrooms and connecting candidates with PD and a strong regional STEM network.



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San Francisco Teacher Residency

Will prepare 150 teachers, credentialed to teach in the STEM fields, who commit to teaching in SFUSD's hard to staff schools for a minimum of three years past their training year by 2018.



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Science Foundation Arizona - AZ STEM Network

Will produce up to 40 new STEM teachers in rural and underserved Arizona communities, while building a pipeline of hundreds of prospective teachers, within five years of funding, by using early college STEM and learning assistant opportunities.



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Stanford Teacher Education Program

Will prepare at least 230 new STEM teachers for academically and linguistically diverse K-12 classrooms in five years and will assess their performance through their impact on student learning, retention rates, and assumption of leadership positions in the field.


Additional Commitment: Build The Movement

Will prepare at least 20 new STEM teacher educators at the PhD level who will impact the preparation of new STEM teachers nation-wide.

 

Additional Commitment: Build The Movement

Will connect highly-qualified teachers with schools and districts who need them the most through continued partnerships with local schools and districts and local and national non-profit organizations.



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Teach For America

Will recruit 11,000 STEM corps members by 2015.


Additional Commitment: Build The Movement

Will develop and foster relationships to connect high potential applicants who have a STEM background but do not meet Teach For America’s selection criteria with other opportunities to be involved in STEM education.

 

Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will enhance the effectiveness of TFA STEM teachers so that they perform on average at the level of 75th percentile teachers nationwide.



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Technology Access Foundation

Will increase the supply of high-quality STEM teachers at low socioeconomic status schools in Washington State by 500 through the establishment and expansion of the TAF STEM Institute by 2017.



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The Algebra Project, Inc.

Will recruit and prepare 1,000 math teachers in 10 years, from Algebra Project and Young People's Project networks, to increase the academic achievement of the most struggling students through proven materials and pedagogy.


Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will support experienced Algebra Project teachers and university collaborators to mentor and coach new math teachers in the classroom, facilitate teacher groups, discuss teaching practice using project-designed observational teacher assessments, and review their students' academic growth. 

 

Additional Commitment: Build The Movement  

Will collaborate with the Young People’s Project to develop 250 candidates for STEM teacher certification programs over 10 years. This pool will have trained in an inquiry-based model of learning and teaching, and will be qualified to pursue teaching careers in STEM subjects.



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The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Will recruit 1,200 new STEM teachers as Woodrow Wilson Fellows by 2015. These Fellows will commit to teach in a high-need urban or rural school for at least three years.


Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will provide 1,200 Woodrow Wilson Fellows with high-quality mentoring by master teachers and STEM faculty, both during the clinical period and during the first three years of teaching by 2015.



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Twin Cities Teacher Collaborative

Will partner with local, high-need public school districts to develop an evidence-based, post-baccalaureate residency program and to recruit, prepare, support, and license 60 highly qualified STEM teachers over five years by 2017.



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University of California, Berkeley

Will recruit and prepare 150 STEM majors by 2016 to become STEM teachers in urban schools through the Cal Teach program that integrates content knowledge, pedagogy, and extensive K-12 classroom experiences.


Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will create a corps of 75 Master STEM Teachers by 2016 through incentives and a five-year professional and leadership development program offered by Math for America in Berkeley. These teacher-leaders will promote high-quality STEM instruction within their schools and districts.

 

Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will create and support a community of new, mentor, and master STEM teachers by 2016, including 400 teachers in San Francisco Bay Area public schools, with the goal of strengthening secondary STEM education and teacher retention by allowing teachers to share best practices and support each others' classroom practice.



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University of California, Irvine, Cal Teach Science and Mathematics Program

Will significantly expand its undergraduate teacher preparation program, quadrupling the annual production of certified math and science teachers from 20 to 80 and increasing the percentage who are underrepresented minorities, by 2018.



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University of California Los Angeles California Teach

Will recruit, prepare, and support 250 new math and science teachers, all of whom will teach in high-need schools, through the UCLA Center X Teacher Education Program by 2017.



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University of California, Merced

Will recruit and prepare 75 diverse STEM majors, provide them with advanced training in STEM disciplines and pedagogy as well as extensive fieldwork experience in K-12 classrooms and prepare them to become STEM teachers in rural, high-need schools.



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University of California San Diego

Will recruit and prepare 150 math and science teachers with strong pedagogy skills, content and pedagogical content knowledge to work in high-need secondary schools over five years.



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University of Chicago Urban Education Institute and Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education

Will create a rigorous training model to train and support 500 new K-12 STEM teachers for Chicago Public Schools over five years.


Additional Commitment: Build The Movement

Will appoint and staff a National Commission to recommend and review STEM programs for 100Kin10.



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University of Colorado Boulder

Will establish in 2013, then study and disseminate by 2016, a replicable national model whereby engineering students can complete both an ABET-accredited, design-focused engineering degree and teacher licensure program in secondary mathematics or science.


Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

University of Colorado at Boulder and six partner school districts will develop a Fast-Track STEM Teacher Leaders’ Collaborative to quickly move teachers into the role of master teacher and retain excellence through ongoing intellectual challenge and professional community.



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University of Indianapolis

Will prepare 330 STEM teachers over five years through an urban clinical residency focused on high-need schools, an evening and weekend program for career-changers, an undergraduate secondary education program, and the Building Better Elementary Teachers of Science program.


Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will provide Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows with high-quality mentoring by master teachers, School of Education faculty, and College of Arts and Sciences faculty, both during the clinical residency and the first three years of teaching.

 

Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will partner with the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and the State of Indiana to track the academic achievement of students taught by University of Indianapolis graduates, and will use the data for continuous program review and improvement.

 

Additional Commitment: Build The Movement

Will publicize this model of data-driven curriculum development and encourage others to maintain focus on student academic achievement.



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University System of Maryland

Will triple the number of STEM teachers graduating from University System of Maryland institutions and increase by 40% the number of STEM graduates produced by USM institutions.



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Urban Teacher Center

Will recruit, prepare, and retain 750 highly effective and accountable STEM teachers who make a four-year commitment to work in high-need urban districts by 2016.


Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will partner with four high-need urban districts to place 200 small cohorts of highly effective and accountable STEM teachers and foster professional learning communities among them to improve student mathematics and science performance year over year by 2016.



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USC Rossier School of Education

Will prepare 2,800 new STEM teachers for five urban school districts using USC’s online platform and learning management system by 2015.


Additional Commitment: Retain Excellence

Will structure supports and incentives to help keep talented STEM teachers in the classroom for at least five years and will provide sustained professional development for new STEM teachers throughout their first five years.



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UTeach-Pan American

Will increase the supply of certified secondary science and mathematics teachers, specifically for the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, by 70 teachers through targeted recruitment efforts and a rigorous preparation program by August 2017.



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Western Governors University

Will prepare 4,000 middle- and high-school STEM teachers by 2018, half of whom will come from initial licensure programs and at least 70% of whom will come from underserved populations.


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