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!

Freshmen Priority Deadline:

January 15

Continuing & Transfer Student Priority Deadline:

Spring – November 15

Fall – April 15

The Sherman STEM Scholar application will require that you have your UMBC Campus ID. Your Campus ID will be sent approximately five to seven business days after you have submitted your Common Application to UMBC. We strongly encourage you to complete your undergraduate admissions package before November 1. This includes submission of your Common Application, high school transcript, and standardized test score results.