Montclair State University has unveiled a new opportunity to guarantee that highly competent math and science teachers will lead the urban secondary schools of the future.
The TRUST Program -- Teacher Recruitment for Urban Schools of Tomorrow -- is designed for people with an undergraduate degree in biology, chemistry, geoscience, physics or math who are interested in becoming science or math teachers for urban districts such as Newark and Paterson. The program provides funds for tuition and books as well as guaranteed employment.
"At Montclair State, it is our belief that a career in teaching expresses a commitment to educating the next generation of young people for participation in a democratic world," said Dr. Jennifer Robinson, program co-director.
"The TRUST program is a special strand of MSU's Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification program designed to attract highly competent math and science teachers -- especially candidates of color -- to work in high-need local school districts. Those who have a baccalaureate degree and would like to obtain their first teaching certificate may be eligible for admission to the program. A student who successfully completes the TRUST program is recommended by the University to receive a New Jersey teaching certificate in secondary mathematics, biological sciences, earth science or physical science. In addition, students will have first preference for a teaching position in the Newark or Paterson public school districts."