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Questions? Please contact the MISTI Principal Investigator:

Dr. Meghan Marrero
(914) 674-7889

Why Become a Science or Math Teacher?
  • Share your passion in a people profession. Do you love science or math but prefer not sit in front of a computer or microscope all day? Do you love sharing what you know and getting others excited about it? Teaching is a great way to project your passion
  • Inspire the next generation of learners. Research show that the United States students perform far below their international peers in math and science. Address this problem head-on and prepare our next generation of scientists and mathematicians
  • Good job opportunities. The need for highly-qualified science and math teachers continues to build as schools seek the best teachers in these shortage areas
Work Toward Becoming a Science or Math Teacher While Earning $40,000 in Scholarships.

Apply to Become a MISTI Scholar Today!

The Mercy College Intensive STEM Teacher Initiative (MISTI) program welcomes application for students who have completed their second year, are majoring in mathematics or biology, plan to achieve teaching certification and pursue a teaching career. Twenty MISTI scholars over two years will be selected. Scholars earn $40,000 in scholarships as well as more than $5,000 in stipends as they progress through the program. In turn, MISTI Scholars must agree to teach for four years in a high-need school. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.

We are still recruiting for the 2016-2017 school year, with rolling admissions. 

Don't miss out on this opportunity!


MISTI Cohorts

MISTI Cohort 3 (2017)

Left to Right:  Dynalee Marrero, Russell Argila, Petagaye Morrison, Cathy Astorga, Dr. Meghan Marrero (Director), Nicole Wuersching, Tyler Kroll, Ana Gomes, Arnelle Banks, Navi Mann

MISTI Cohort 2 (2015)

Natalie Ogorek; Dr. Meghan Marrero (Director); Kimberly Whyte; Denny Grullon; Virginia Pena

Our first group of Misti Scholars (2014)!

Dr. Meghan Marrero (Director), Benjamin Wessel, Denny Grullon, Nicholas DiMauro, Kimberly Whyte, Ileini Romero, Cindy Dionizio,  Ashley Montana, and Jennifer McCall

Why Become a MISTI Scholar?
  • Earn $40,000 in scholarships plus more than $5,000 in stipends to support your studies to become a science or math teacher
  • Earn both a bachelor's degree (in biology or mathematics) and a Master's degree in adolescence education
  • Become a New York State Certified biology or mathematics teacher for grades 7-12, with support for passing the necessary certification exams
  • Coursework and special pedagogical seminars prepare you for the realities of today's classrooms ay you master effective teaching strategies, use of technology as an instructional tool and ways to meet the needs of diverse students
  • Participate in special summer experiences, e.g., the Summer Engineering Program, that prepares you for 21st Century Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teaching
  • Build collegial relationships with faculty, mentors and your peers. These people become your support network for the critical first years of teaching. You will take many of your courses, participate in the pedagogical seminars and engage in the online community as a cohort, helping you to build a supportive community of practice
  • Gain experiences in diverse classrooms by observing, working with small groups of students and completing a year long clinical residency prior to becoming a certified teacher and continued support in your first years
  • Get assistance from Mercy College faculty and Career Services professionals in securing a teaching position after graduation.