CS-STEM Teacher Candidate

STEM majors in their final year of their undergraduate program or individuals who have already earned a bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline are who are interested in pursuing a teaching career in middle school or high school are encouraged to apply to be a CS-STEM Teacher Candidate.

CS-STEM Teacher Candidates are provided with:

  • Field placement with expert STEM teachers
  • Induction support for their first two years of teaching after graduation
  • A stipend of up to $21,700 for the PLU Masters in Education (MAE) program

Students in classroom

CS-STEM Teacher Candidates are committed to:

  • Teaching science or mathematics in a middle school or high school in a high-need school district for 2 years after completion of the Masters program
  • Addressing education inequities
  • Learning to teach in culturally sustaining ways
  • Being a member of a cohort