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Sherman STEM

UMBC’s Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars Program supports and prepares high- quality teachers in STEM  fields to teach in urban, high-needs schools. Scholars in early childhood and elementary education prepare to be experts in teaching and integrating STEM subject areas, while secondary candidates become experts in teaching a STEM discipline.

Students either pursue an undergraduate certificate or a Master’s degree in education are highly encouraged to apply and receive:

  • Mentorship from Sherman staff to provide support for teacher candidates, focusing on preparing to be teachers in urban, high-needs, and multi-cultural classrooms
  • Complete a teaching internship through the UMBC Department of Education
  • Gain experience working in educational settings and interacting with preK-12 students under the guidance of teacher-mentors and youth-advocates.
  • A Sherman STEM Scholar scholarship and more!


When completing the application you will not have the option to save and return at a later time. You will need to complete and submit your application in one sitting.

Priority Deadline

Continuing & Incoming Transfers Deadline:

Fall: April 15, 2019

Spring: November 15, 2018 DEADLINE HAS PASSED


Incoming Freshmen Deadline:

January 15, 2019  – DEADLINE HAS PASSED

Please refer to the information below in preparation for completing the Sherman Scholars application.