The NSTA New Science Teacher Academy, cofounded by the Amgen Foundation, is a professional development initiative created to help promote quality science teaching, enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence, and improve teacher content knowledge.
According to a 2003 study by Richard Ingersoll, nearly 50 percent of beginning teachers leave their jobs in the first five years. The NSTA New Science Teacher Academy endeavors to use mentoring and other professional development resources to support science teachers during the often challenging, initial teaching years and to help them stay in the profession.
The New Science Teacher Academy is one of NSTA's premier programs providing professional development and mentoring to second- through fifth-year middle or high school science teachers. Applicants must work a schedule where 51 percent of their classes are in science.
The Academy is a cost-free program that offers consistent, online professional development activities along with face-to-face experiences. As an NSTA Fellow, you will receive:
Application Deadline: annually in August
For more information and to submit an application, visit www.nsta.org/academy.
National Science Teachers Association
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Arlington VA 22201