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Grant Funded Programs

Our faculty bring innovation to their clinical practice and research.

The School’s grant-funded programs will prepare science and math educators, and will provide students with tuition stipends and other benefits as they are prepared to teach in New York’s high-needs school districts.

The Adelphi SEA Program

Adelphi’s SEA program is a National Science Foundation/NOYCE Scholarship for undergraduate students in our STEP program and graduate science education students that uses Long Island’s natural environment for teaching and provides unique training in science education.

Students will receive scholarship funds leading to the completion of an M.A. in Science Education with initial New York State certification (grades 7-12) in a science discipline (biology, earth science, physics, or chemistry).

Program Benefits

  • $55,000 (3 years) of tuition scholarship funding for undergraduate (STEP) students
  • $22,000 (1 year) of tuition scholarship funding for students enrolled in the accelerated graduate program
  • Paid Nassau BOCES internship with the marine biology program
  • Participation in marine science field courses on Long Island and in Australia
  • Unique mentoring and professional development support throughout the program

Students Must

  • have a strong science background and commit to teaching in a high-needs district after program completion

Project BEST: Bilingual Educators in Science Technology

A joint partnership with Adelphi University, and the Westbury and Roosevelt School Districts, Project BEST is a New York State Race to the Top funded grant program that prepares qualified bilingual candidates for a fulfilling career in science education through clinically rich study and practice.

The U.S. Department of Education awards Race to the Top money to programs “that are leading the way with ambitious yet achievable plans for implementing coherent, compelling, and comprehensive education reform.”

Program Details
Project BEST is a graduate residency program that provides intensive and in-depth teacher education.

Program Benefits

  • Earn an M.A. in Science Education, with initial New York State certification (grades 7-12) in a science discipline (biology, earth science, physics, or chemistry) and a bilingual extension
  • Mentoring by highly qualified teachers and University faculty through a one-year, full-time teaching residency
  • Involvement with the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards
  • Receive a $10,000 tuition stipend
  • Receive a $30,000 living allowance

Admissions Criteria
To qualify for Project BEST, students must:

  • be bilingual in Spanish or Haitian Creole
  • be interested in teaching science at a middle or high school level
  • give back to a community in need
  • be a college graduate with a strong background in science
  • devote one year toward intensive study in a clinically rich training program

English Language (EL) Fellow Program

The English Language (EL) Fellow Program promotes English language learning around the world by placing talented, highly qualified U.S. educators with Master’s degrees with a focus in TEFL/TESL or Applied Linguistics in all regions of the world. Through U.S. embassy projects, EL Fellows share their expertise, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn other cultures.

Adelphi University acts as a Regional Recruitment Center for the program, serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

» Learn more about the EL Fellow Program
» Learn about TESOL programs in the School of Education

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