MSU has 'TRUST' in its future

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 society," 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."

Regular admission application deadline is March 1, 2000.

Informational sessions will be held at MSU's Dickson Hall, Room 178, on Monday, Dec. 13, 1999 and on Wednesday, January 19, 2000 from 6 to 8 p.m. Additional Informational sessions will be held at MSU?s Russ Hall, Kopps Lounge on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000 from noon to 2 p.m. and on Thursday, Feb. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.

For additional information or an application, contact MSU's Graduate School at (973) 655-5147 or email Graduate.School@Montclair.edu.