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March 22, 2006

$10K Scholarships For Future Science Or Math Teachers

From: NTID - USA - Mar 22, 2006

Media contact: Karen E. Black
585-475-6840 (v/tty)


ROCHESTER, N.Y, March 22—To address the shortage of science and math teachers in the United States who are qualified to teach deaf and hard-of-hearing students, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology is offering scholarships of up to $5,000 a year for two years, in addition to reduced tuition for those who enroll in its master’s program, the college announced today.

Graduates of the Master of Science Program in Secondary Education of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (MSSE) will be dually certified in education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students as well as in a secondary level content area, such as math or science.

MSSE is a two-year program where students take part in a variety of coursework, field experiences, practicums, and independent projects, while developing technical competence and gaining confidence as teachers. The program offers opportunities to work with NTID faculty and staff members as well as with professionals from the Rochester community. Rochester's large deaf community, the Rochester School for the Deaf, and numerous mainstream programs offer a variety of resources for learning, working, and collaborating.

For more information, contact the NTID Office of Admissions at 585-475-6700 (v/tty) or Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging technology, fine and applied arts, and for providing unparalleled support services for students with hearing loss. More than 1,100 students with hearing loss from around the world study, live and socialize with 14,400 hearing students on RIT’s Rochester, N.Y., campus. U.S. News and World Report has consistently ranked RIT among the nation’s leading comprehensive universities.

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