Interested in a free Masters degree or paid summer internship? The Memphis Teacher Residency (MTR) is a teacher training program similar to Teach for America. The three major differences are that MTR offers a free Masters degree in Urban Education, provides a stipend that covers rent for housing, and puts residents through one year in a classroom with a mentor teacher and coaching support before being placed into their own classrooms. You don’t need to be an education major in your undergrad to apply for MTR! Completing the program gets you a Tennessee teaching license. Attend the informational meeting on October 3, 2016 in Ruddock Hall G-12 at 6:00pm.
MTR also offers a paid summer internship called MTR Camp. This internship brings college students from all over the country to Memphis to run an academic summer camp for rising 1st through 3rd graders in two high need elementary schools in Memphis. This internship is 5 weeks, pays a stipend, and provides free housing. It is a great way to get teaching experience and get exposure to the world of urban education.
The Boren Awards fund students to study in regions that are ‘underrepresented’ in study abroad programs, such as in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Boren Awards recipients are required to work for the federal government for at least one year after graduation, preferably in a national security agency.
Craig Fredrickson, a Program Officer for the Boren Awards, will be at IUP on Oct. 5, 2016, at 5:30pm in HSS 220 to talk about the Boren Awards and how to write competitive applications.
For more information check out the Boren Awards website at http://www.borenawards.org/
The IUP Cycling Club Interest Meeting will be Wednesday, September 28th in the HUB Conemaugh room at 7:30pm. Whether you’re an avid cycler, or never cycled before but are curious to try, the IUP Cycling Club may be for you! Attending the meeting does not commit you to joining; the meeting will answer any questions you have as well as inform you about the club.