Teach NYS led an advocacy campaign involving thousands of parents and students, and worked alongside bipartisan policymakers in Albany, to pass the original STEM bill in 2017. This first-in-the-nation program, which reimburses nonpublic schools for the salaries of qualified grades 3–12 STEM teachers, help us achieve our goal of better, safer, and more affordable schools. Since 2017, Teach NYS has successfully advocated for additional funding for this program, bringing total funding up to $50 million for the three-year period.
For a teacher to qualify for a reimbursement, the teacher must:
- Be certified to teach in New York State
- Hold a Master’s degree or Ph.D. in a STEM subject or Education
- Hold a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM subject or education and is currently enrolled in a Master’s or Ph.D. program in a STEM subject or Education
- Not teach any religious subject