Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology is a focus in schools nationwide. Such education provides students with opportunities for hands-on instruction and real-world problem solving, and it can lead to preparedness for careers in competitive fields. Funds to reimburse religious and independent schools for Mathematics, Science, and Technology teachers were appropriated in the 2017-2018 enacted State budget, and the program is governed by Section 3037 of Education Law, added by Chapter 59 of 2017 (http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/lawssrch.cgi?NVLWO). Religious and independent schools that employ eligible teachers of Mathematics, Science, or Technology may seek reimbursement.
Funding Eligibility: An eligible teacher is:
- categorized as one of the following:
- certified to teach in New York State pursuant to Section 3004 of Education Law (http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/lawssrch.cgi?NVLWO); or
- holds a Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Mathematics, Science, Technology, or Education; or
- holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Science, Technology, or Education and is currently enrolled in a Master’s or Ph.D. program in Mathematics, Science, Technology, or Education within five (5) years from the later of April 10, 2017 or the employment start date with the nonpublic school;
- teaches Mathematics, Science, or Technology in any grades from three (3) through twelve (12) using curricula that support the New York State learning standards; and
- is employed by a nonpublic school.
State Statute: Education Law §
State Regulation: 8NYCRR Part