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The NJ STEM Initiative allows qualified public school teachers to teach STEM subjects in nonpublic schools after the public school day ends, at no cost to participating nonpublic schools. This initiative will help schools address rising costs of STEM education, the growing shortage of qualified STEM teachers in the state, and the need to expand STEM education offerings to all students, helping them prepare them for the future.

Key Points:

  • The application period has been extended and applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until further notice.
  • The program will provide funds to pay qualified STEM teachers who will teach one or more regular school courses at a nonpublic school
  • The State will compensate participating teachers for the instructional hours taught in participating nonpublic schools
  • All nonpublic schools are eligible to apply
  • All qualified STEM public school teachers are eligible to participate in the program
  • Eligible courses are those in subject areas including Science, Mathematics, IT, Coding, Robotics, and more
  • Participating teachers in the program must follow the nonpublic school’s faculty rules and guidelines
  • Access the application and guidance here


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Please reach out to Adam Katz at (212) 613-8311 or Katza@teachcoalition.org for more information