Master of Arts in Teaching at American Museum of Natural History

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program at the American Museum of Natural History is a full-time, 15-month fellowship Master’s program that takes place at the museum and in urban partner schools. We seek a student body with diverse life and career experience who want to change lives by becoming middle- and high-school Earth science teachers. All degree candidates will receive free tuition and books and a $30,000 living stipend. In return, candidates commit to teaching in a high-need New York State school for four years.

Information on eligibility requirements, application deadlines, courses, and more can be found on our website:

It’s a fantastic program – our first graduating class is teaching Earth science in schools across New York City and beyond. We’re looking for a diverse student body that can inspire kids from all walks of life. Can you reach out to your constituents and make them aware of our program? Or is there a listserv or newsletter where this might be a better fit?

Open Houses and Office Hours

Open Houses are held at the Museum. Information about specific room locations will be added soon. RSVPs are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome! To RSVP, please fill out our Google form.

Sunday, September 18, 2 – 4pm

Saturday, November 19, 2 – 4pm

Sunday, January 8, 2 – 4pm

If you are not able to make it to NYC for an Open House, or if you would like to speak one-on-one with a member of our faculty to discuss the program or review your eligibility—either in person or by phone—please contact us at 212-313-7464, or click here to: Request an appointment


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