Residents who successfully complete the STEM STARS program requirements earn:

  • A Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree from either Jackson State University, The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff or Xavier University of Louisiana.
  • A middle or secondary certification in Science or Mathematics
  • Placement in a high-needs elementary or secondary school
  • Access to the Cyber Mentoring Network
  • Learn to teach by observing and teaching in actual classrooms
  • Gradually take on teaching and classroom responsibilities over time
  • Receive ongoing professional support during and after the program
  • Make graduate studies more affordable
  • Get a head start on your professional credentials to become Board Certified