I am starting a career as a teacher and would very much like to enroll in a masters specializing in teaching high school science. I am wondering if you could help direct me to some grants or incentives that are geared towards encouraging women to pursue graduate teaching degrees in these areas. Any help you could give me would be much appreciated. Thank you.
P.S. I’d also like to stay in Texas if possible.
That’s fabulous that you want to be a high school science teacher. We need lots more enthusiastic and knowledgable science teachers. College instructors around the world are thanking you right now. But, as much as I wish I could help you, I don’t know of any programs or grants geared towards women. One thing you might look into are programs funded by NSF’s GK12 program. They are at universities nationwide. Usually, though, they are for students pursuing a graduate degree in a science field who also have an interest in teaching. I’m not sure they apply in your case, where it sounds like you are looking for an MAT program. Maybe our readers know of something that could help you out?
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