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FAQ

  1. Do I have to be admitted to the Graduate School to qualify for Math-LEAD funding?
  2. What is the application process/ when will I hear if I have been awarded?
  3. Do I have to be a Connecticut teacher to qualify?
  4. What are your priority districts?
  5. I don’t meet all of the requirements, should I still apply?
  6. Can I apply to the Graduate School if I don’t qualify for Math LEAD funding?

 

Do I have to be admitted to the Graduate School to qualify for Math-LEAD funding?

Math-LEAD applicants do not have to be admitted to the Graduate School to qualify for Math-LEAD PE funding. While matriculating students are encouraged to apply, non-matriculating students are also welcome to apply for the PE award of 2 three-credit gradate level courses in Curriculum and Instruction with focus in Bilingual and/or TESOL.

CAVEAT: To be considered for the full Math-LEAD fellowship, you must be admitted to the Graduate School and have been awarded the Math-LEAD PE award.

What is the application process/ when will I hear if I have been awarded?

  • Math-LEAD PE funding – Please e-mail letter of interest (addressing your conceptual understanding of pedagogy and pedagogy in the ELL classroom and your commitment to your school and the Math LEAD project), teaching certification(s), and current CV/résumé (including most recent GPA & Praxis scores), to: bilingual@uconn.edu with “Math-LEAD PE fellowship” in the subject line. Applications are always being accepted. Interviews for perspective awardees are during the mid to late part of the spring semester and awards are announced during the summer.
  • Full Math-LEAD fellowship – An invitation of application will be extended to prospective Math-LEAD fellows halfway through their PE semester, are certified State of Connecticut teachers, and who have applied and/or have been admitted to the Grad School. The full Math-LEAD application consists of developing a Plan of Impact in your school and community, Proposal for the Math-LEAD Capstone project (which includes a mathematics theme), and a Plan of Study, along with 3 school-based letters of recommendation, describing your contribution to increasing learning among emergent bilinguals in your school/ community. Award notifications will be made three weeks prior to the start of the semester.

Do I have to be a Connecticut teacher to qualify?

Math-LEAD funding is open to Connecticut public school personnel working with emergent bilingual students. You do not have to be a teacher to qualify for the PE funding, but must have a Connecticut teacher certification to qualify for the full fellowship.

What are your priority districts?

Our priority districts are Windham and New London due to their large emergent bilingual population, as we have been working closely with district and school leaders on a variety of projects.

I don’t meet all of the requirements, should I still apply?

While we seek the requirements as described on the application page, we also consider potential and commitment to working with emergent bilingual students in the State of Connecticut public schools, especially in our priority districts.

Can I apply to the Graduate School if I don’t qualify for Math LEAD funding?

Yes!