The NJ STEM Initiative allows qualified NJ public school teachers to teach STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Math, Engineering, and more) in nonpublic schools, at no cost to participating nonpublic schools. This initiative, through which teachers will be paid by the NJ Department of Education, 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.
- Applications are due on April 23rd, 2021.
- 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 STEM subject areas, including Science, Mathematics, IT, Coding, Robotics, Biology, and more
- Participating teachers in the program must follow the nonpublic school’s faculty rules and guidelines
- Access the application and guidance here
- The teaching window for Year 2 is the 2021-2020 school year, from July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022.
- Teacher can teach grades 5-12 in nonpublic schools
- To qualify for the program, the teacher must either 1) hold a valid and effective provisional or standard instructional certificate issued by the State Board of Examiners with an endorsement in a science field, mathematics, technology education, or computer science education, etc. or 2) be enrolled/plan to enroll in a degree program or coherent sequence of courses to prepare for certification.
- Full-time and part-time NJ public school teachers are eligible to apply for this program
Please reach out to Adam Katz at (212) 613-8311 or Katza@teachcoalition.org for more information