Yale Fellowship

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Southern Connecticut State University has partnered with Yale University, New Haven Public Schools, and New Haven Promise to fund 100 aspiring educators through their master's degrees studies and teacher residency programs. In exchange, the newly certified teachers must commit to working in New Haven Public Schools for three years beginning May 2025.

The Yale Supported Teacher Residency Fellowship aims to train high-quality, diverse teachers, cover shortage areas and promote long-term retention for New Haven public schools. This fellowship comes out of the Yale & Slavery Presidential Initiatives and supports the efforts of New Haven Public Schools to increase racial diversity among its teachers within the district.

Fellowship Pathways

Bachelor's degree recipients with no previous teaching experience, current paraprofessionals, and current New Haven Public School teachers are eligible to apply for fellowship program.

First-Time Teachers (no previous teaching experience)

Starting in 2025, the Fellowship for New Teachers will enable 10 college graduates to gain an expedited 12 month Master of Arts in Teaching and teaching certification from Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) in a NHPS shortage area each year. Yale University will provide full tuition, a living stipend, and a cohort experience. 

Fellows will be full-time students in the summer, fall and winter terms. In addition, in the fall, Fellows will spend 20 hours per week in a mentor teacher’s classroom, and in the spring, Fellows will complete their student teaching with their mentor teacher. In exchange, Fellows commit to teaching in NHPS for at least 3 years following program completion, during which they will receive ongoing mentorship.

Paraprofessionals and Support Staff

Each year, 11 paraprofessionals and support staff will be selected to pursue a 2-year Master of Arts in Teaching and teaching certification at SCSU in an NHPS shortage area. They will continue to work as paraprofessionals and support staff during the first year, then as full-time teachers during their second year of coursework. In addition, Fellows will be full-time students for two summers during completion of the program. Yale will provide full tuition, a living stipend, and a cohort experience during the 12-month residency period. In exchange, Fellows commit to teaching in NHPS for at least 3 years following program completion, during which they will receive ongoing mentorship. 

Current New Haven Educators

Current fully certified teachers

Each year, 5 fully-certified teachers will be funded to pursue a 1-year Master of Science degree to support district identified needs. There are two Master’s Options for current teachers: Special Education and Remedial Reading. The Master’s program includes two summers of full-time study. After completing their M.S. at SCSU, these Fellows commit to teaching in NHPS for at least 3 years. Fellows completing an M.S. in Special Education will transfer into a Special Education teaching position in the district.

Eligibility

Upon completion of their studies, fellows will receive one of the following degrees: Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), Master of Science in Special Education, or Master of Science in Remedial Reading and Language Arts. Below are the requirements for each program.

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

Fellows may receive Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degrees in one of the following concentration areas: Special Education, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Mathematics, and Sciences (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Science) Below are the requirements for each area.

M.A.T. in Special Education
  • Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.70. Foreign degrees need to be equivalent to a BS degree, certified evaluation of transcripts and credentials is needed (from WES, ECE)
M.A.T. in Elementary Education
  • Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.70. Foreign degrees need to be equivalent to a BS degree, certified evaluation of transcripts and credentials is needed (from WES, ECE)
  • Completion of a subject-area major.
  • A total of no less than 39 credits distributed across 5 of 6 content areas (Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts OR World languages), including a 3 credit U.S. history survey course
  • 1 course in Human Growth and development
M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education
  • Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.70. Foreign degrees need to be equivalent to a BS degree, certified evaluation of transcripts and credentials is needed (from WES, ECE)
  • Completion of a subject-area major.
  • A total of no less than 39 credits distributed across 5 of 6 content areas (Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts OR World languages), including a 3 credit U.S. history survey course
  • 1 course in Human Growth and development
M.A.T. in Mathematics
  • Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.70. Foreign degrees need to be equivalent to a BS degree, certified evaluation of transcripts and credentials is needed (from WES, ECE)
  • Completion of a major in Mathematics or Passing Praxis II content area test and no less than 12 CR in math in the following areas
  • A total of no less than 39 credits distributed across 5 of 6 content areas (Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts OR World languages), including a 3 credit U.S. history survey course
  • 1 course in Human Growth and development
M.A.T. in Sciences (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Science)
  • Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.70. Foreign degrees need to be equivalent to a BS degree, certified evaluation of transcripts and credentials is needed (from WES, ECE)
  • Completion of a major in Sciences or Passing Praxis II content area test with no less than …..
  • A total of no less than 39 credits distributed across 5 of 6 content areas (Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts OR World languages), including a 3 credit U.S. history survey course
  • 1 course in Human Growth and development

Master of Science in Special Education (M.S.)

Master of Science in Remedial Reading and Language Arts (M.S.)

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