As part of the Graduate Teaching Fellows program, each year six graduate students from Georgia Tech are recruited and placed in math and science classrooms at our partner high and middle schools. During the school year, the fellows work in teams (each team has at least two Georgia Tech students) at a partner school, working with the science and math teachers and their students. Graduate students interested in teaching have the opportunity to participate in this portion of the GoSTEM program. This initiative is based on the Georgia Tech STEP (Student and Teacher Enhancement Partnership program, funded from 2001-2010 by the National Science Foundation). There are two major components of this program: (a) a mandatory summer semester training to become familiar with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective classroom instruction and management including: educational psychology, lesson planning, and delivery techniques; (b) a commitment to spend seven hours per week during the academic terms – five hours at an assigned secondary school and two hours working on preparation.
The Graduate Teaching Fellows work in science and math classes, after school clubs, as well as mentoring and tutoring programs to serve as role models and bridges from the secondary schools to STEM higher education. While they work with the general school population, their focus is on building interest, motivation, and support for the Latino students in particular.
If you would like to learn more about the eligibility requirements and the application process for the Graduate Teaching Fellows Program visit: http://www.cetl.gatech.edu/gostem-fellows