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Math LEAD is no longer accepting applications

Math-LEAD1, a 5-year US Department of Education National Professional

Development Program funded project, is continuously accepting letters of interest

for Professional Enhancement (PE) fellowship2 funding


Competitive Math-LEAD Professional Enhancement (PE) fellowship offer 2 three credit Graduate level courses3 at the University of Connecticut Storrs campus, Neag School of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction in Bilingual/ TESOL education for strong, motivated candidates, with a sense of community and commitment, who are interested in better serving English Language Learners4.


*   Applications are always accepted *

*   Interviews will be held during spring semesters *

*   The next PE awards will be granted for the Spring 2015 semester  *


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), copy of teaching certification(s), and current CV/résumé (including most recent GPA & Praxis scores), to: with “Math-LEAD PE fellowship” in the subject line. For additional information, call Carissa at 860-486-5103


  • Classes during the school year meet in the evenings from 4-6:30 once a week on the Storrs Campus
  • Summer courses are intensive. Schedules vary.
  • Applicants for PE fellowships do not have to be bilingual or matriculating students5
  • Strong, committed awardees, who have a State of CT teaching certification, and have been admitted to the Graduate School will have the opportunity to compete for full, MA degree-awarding fellowships or 6th year specialized diploma6 awarding fellowships through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, with  a sub-plan in Bilingual and/or TESOL Education


Math-LEAD uses mathematical concepts across disciplines as a bridge to achieve

Literacy in English Across Disciplines for ELL students, with the commitment of

incorporating mathematical learning concepts across all subjects



1Math-LEAD, Literacy in English Across Disciplines, through Mathematics, 2011 – 2016. Director and PI: Dr. Eliana D. Rojas, UConn Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

2Grantees are selected based on the Math-LEAD project framework; applicants are not guaranteed funding.

3Math-LEAD will pay for the cost of in-state tuition for 2 three credit courses, however individual participants are required to pay all student and University related fees.

4Preference will be given to teachers, counselors, administrators, and other school personnel who have never received, or have limited formal training, in working with ELL populations in priority districts.

5Application and admittance to the Graduate School is the student’s responsibility. For more information regarding applying to the Graduate School, please visit:

6The Spring 2105 PE awardees are the last group that may qualify for the full fellowship.