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Monday
10/29/18

UB Linguistics Department Internships (LIN 496) Open to ALL Undergraduates

Posted by Tim on October 29, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships, Teaching Opportunities

UB Linguistics Department internship (LIN 496) Would you like to earn UB credit, gain valuable teaching experience, and make a contribution to your community at the same time?  The Department of Linguistics at the University at Buffalo is offering a Teaching Internship for the Spring 2019 semester, which places UB undergraduate students in the Buffalo Public Schools as a teacher’s aide or tutor, to work with children on developing their language and literacy skills.  This internship is open to students from any major and grade level who are native or near-native speakers of English and have at least a 2.0 GPA.  For three credits, interns work 112 hours over the course of the semester (about 8-10 hours per week), in a classroom or tutoring room in one of the public schools.  Interns can be placed in an early childhood school, an elementary school, a middle school, or a high school; the children in the schools include Spanish-English bilinguals, inner-city children, and international students. There are also a very few slots for interns to work with school psychologists, guidance counselors, and social workers.  (CDS majors interested in working with an SLP should contact their own department first to inquire about their internship program.) To find out more about the Linguistics Department internship, or to request an application, please stop by Dr. David Fertig’s office, 638 Baldy Hall (Fall 2018 office hours: Monday 1:30-2:30 p.m. and Friday, 10:30–11:30 a.m.) or e-mail him at: fertig@buffalo.edu.  (Please include “LIN 496 Internship” in the subject line of your e-mail.)

Monday
10/22/18

UB Teacher Residency Program

Posted by Tim on October 22, 2018 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

Are you interested in positively impacting underserved communities in the City of Buffalo?  Have you considered a career in education? The UB Teacher Residency Program’s Urban Teaching cohort is launching in the summer of 2019 and we are seeking applicants who are interested in working toward equity in the educational experiences afforded to historically marginalized students in the City of Buffalo.

UB Teacher Residency Program Features:

  • Earn initial teacher certification in Early Childhood, Childhood, English for Speakers of Other Languages, or Adolescence Education in one year.
  • Receive an $18,000 stipend for living expenses and become eligible for scholarship support in exchange for a 3 year commitment to Buffalo Public Schools.
  • Co-teach alongside a mentor teacher in the Buffalo Public Schools for one school year.
  • Engage in rigorous and relevant coursework that is integrated with classroom practice.
  • Collaborate and build a community with a small cohort of residents, mentor teachers and university faculty who are committed to improving educational experiences in historically underserved communities.

*Previous education coursework is not required. To be eligible, you will need an undergraduate background in your intended content area.

The priority deadline to apply is November 1st. The application requires two short essays, transcripts, and two references.  (Applications received after November 1st will be reviewed on a rolling basis, contingent upon district needs and funding.)  More information about the program is available at our website http://ed.buffalo.edu/residency.html.

Click here for FAQs.

Click here to Apply!

Monday
10/01/18

UB Teacher Residency Program

Posted by Tim on October 1, 2018 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Graduate School Programs, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

We’re excited to announce that the application for the inaugural Urban Teaching Cohort of the UB Teacher Residency program has opened!  Below are a few of the program features, with more information available at our website (http://ed.buffalo.edu/residency.html).  The program will launch in Summer 2019, with residents earning initial certification in Summer 2020. The priority deadline is November 1st, and the application requires two short essays, transcripts, and two references.  (Applications received after November 1st will be reviewed on a rolling basis, contingent upon district needs and funding.)

UB Teacher Residency Program Features:

  • Earn initial teacher certification in an adolescence education (grades 7–12) content area (biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, mathematics, social studies, English, French, or Spanish) in one year.
  • Receive a tuition scholarship (approximately 2/3 of program cost) and an $18,000 stipend for living expenses in exchange for a 3 year commitment to Buffalo Public Schools.
  • Co-teach alongside a mentor teacher in the Buffalo Public Schools for one school year.
  • Engage in rigorous and relevant coursework that is integrated with classroom practice.
  • Collaborate and build a community with a small cohort of residents, mentor teachers and university faculty who are committed to improving educational experiences in historically underserved communities.

Who Should Apply?

  • Individuals seeking to become transformational grade 7–12 teachers in the city of Buffalo
  • College seniors and recent graduates with a background in the content area they intend to teach
  • Professionals interested in making a career change to classroom teaching

*Previous education coursework is not required. To be eligible, you will need an undergraduate background in your intended content area.

Click here for FAQs.

Click here to Apply!

Please feel free to reach out with additional questions or to hear more about the program!  Many thanks!

Amanda Winkelsas, Ph.D.

Director, UB Teacher Residency Program

Graduate School of Education

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

512 Baldy Hall

716-645-1066

Monday
09/10/18

Cora P. Maloney Center Seeks Spanish, Chemistry and Physiology Tutors

Posted by Tim on September 10, 2018 in Honors Experiences, Student Job Opportunities, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

Peer tutoring is a rewarding experience that allows you to serve your fellow students and gain valuable experience while doing it. ARC tutors can make a big difference working with their tutees and also hone their own skills in the process. Our team consists of more than 60 tutors who help in high-demand subjects and courses. We also have academic coaches who work with students holistically, dealing with stress related to classes, time management and study strategies.

To apply, please visit: https://www.buffalo.edu/cpmc/tutoring/for-tutors.html

 

Friday
03/23/18

UB Linguistics Teaching Internship LIN 496

Posted by Tim on March 23, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships, Teaching Opportunities

Would you like to earn UB credit, gain valuable teaching experience, and make a contribution to your community at the same time?  The Department of Linguistics at the University at Buffalo is offering a Teaching Internship for the Fall 2018 semester, which places UB undergraduate students in the Buffalo Public Schools as a teacher’s aide or tutor, to work with children on developing their language and literacy skills.  This internship is open to students from any major and grade level who are native or near-native speakers of English and have at least a 2.0 GPA.  For three credits, interns work 112 hours over the course of the semester (about 8-10 hours per week), in a classroom or tutoring room in one of the public schools.  Interns can be placed in an early childhood school, an elementary school, a middle school, or a high school; the children in the schools include Spanish-English bilinguals, inner-city children, and international students. There are also a very few slots for interns to work with school psychologists, counselors, special ed, etc.  (CDS majors interested in working with an SLP should contact their own department first to inquire about their internship program.) To find out more about the Linguistics Department internship, or to request an application, please stop by Dr. David Fertig’s office, 638 Baldy Hall (Spring 2018 office hours: Monday and Friday, 10:30–11:30 a.m.) or e-mail him at: fertig@buffalo.edu.  (Please include “LIN 496 Internship” in the subject line of your e-mail.)

 

Monday
02/12/18

Honors College TA Information Session February 23

Posted by Tim on February 12, 2018 in Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Teaching Opportunities

Honors Teaching Assistants (TA) facilitate HON 102: Freshmen Honors Colloquium sections in the spring semester. Freshmen Honors Colloquium is a required two-credit service learning course that provides first-year Honors students an opportunity to participate in civic engagement opportunities in the city of Buffalo.  In addition to leading course discussions, grading assignments, providing feedback and assistance to the course instructor, maintaining office hours, serving as a mentor to students, TA’s will act as a liaison between the students and community partners.

Join us for an information session on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 3 p.m. in 108 Capen Hall to learn more!

Monday
09/11/17

BEAM Opportunity

Posted by Tim on September 11, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Teaching Opportunities

BEAM is a nonprofit organization committed to building diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields by encouraging, supporting, and preparing underrepresented students in the Buffalo area to pursue a career in a STEM or technical related field. Founded in 1982, BEAM provides hands-on math, science, engineering, and technical experiences through Saturday Academies, BEAM Clubs, Summer Programs, and other related activities.

This fall, they are looking for Honors Scholars to work with BEAM students during Saturday Academies and to assist the office team with a variety of projects. If you are eligible for work-study, please write to Dr. Paul Spitale, at beamprogram@gmail.com by Friday, September 15th. Depending on your role and experience, this may be eligible for Honors Experience credit.

Monday
09/11/17

Teach For America

Posted by Tim on September 11, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Networking, Teaching Opportunities

Change Starts with You

Join the network of leaders changing the course of our nation. By joining Teach For America, you will become part of a powerful group of changemakers working to expand opportunity for all students. As a corps member, you’ll be challenged to think creatively and lead boldly. You’ll leverage your unique talents to dismantle inequities from the classroom and beyond.

Curious about how you could make an immediate and lasting impact in the lives of others? Watch how corps members Brooke and Shahann are building a better future for the next generation.

Change starts with you. Apply to the 2018 Teach For America corps today.

NEXT Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

To learn more, visit www.teachforamerica.org.

All majors accepted. Full salary and benefits. 50,000+ alumni network.

Monday
04/10/17

Teach for America FINAL Early Application Deadline

Posted by Tim on April 10, 2017 in Teaching Opportunities

FINAL Early Application Deadline for the 2018 corps (for Fall 2017 graduates + Spring 2018 graduates): Friday, April 21, 2017!

FINAL EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 21st

By joining Teach For America, you’ll be part of a network of leaders whose ambition and passion match your own. Start your senior year with a job offer in hand, connect with a vast network of social impact leaders, and access leadership development and paid opportunities available exclusively for early decision applicants.

Why apply early? Hear from others who applied in their junior year and learn about perks exclusive to early decision applicants.

It’s not too early to get started. Apply to the corps today.

Start your application: www.teachforamerica.org/apply

See the Impact you can have as a Teacher:

·        An overview of our organization (2min video)

·        Our mission in a nutshell (2min video)

 

The Basics and Benefits of Teach For America:

·        All academic majors and backgrounds accepted

·        Select your regional placement (not random assignment) from our 53 communities

·        Teach any grade level (preK-12) and subject including ELL and SpEd

·        Salary ranging from $24,000-$55,000 a year with health insurance and retirement benefits

·        Americorps Education Award of $11,550 and loan deferment/forbearance

·        Option to earn your certification and/or Masters in Education/teaching

·        Graduate school and employer partnerships for alum to continue their leadership and impact

·        DACA recipients are eligible to apply.

 

FINAL Early Application Deadline for the 2018 corps (for Fall 2017 graduates + Spring 2018 graduates): Friday, April 21, 2017!

For additional information, explore our www.teachforamerica.org as well as our youtube channel: www.youtube.com/teachforamerica or contact Chrystal Gaither (chrystal.gaither@teachforamerica.org)

 

Thursday
01/19/17

Teach for America: Next Application Deadline January 27

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Student Job Opportunities, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 27thth

Start your application: www.teachforamerica.org/apply

See the Impact you can have as a Teacher:

·         An overview of our organization (2min video)

·         Our mission in a nutshell (2min video)

The Basics and Benefits of Teach For America:

·         All academic majors and backgrounds accepted

·         Select your regional placement (not random assignment) from our 53 communities

·         Teach any grade level (preK-12) and subject including ELL and SpEd

·         Salary ranging from $24,000-$55,000 a year with health insurance and retirement benefits

·         Americorps Education Award of $11,550 and loan deferment/forbearance

·         Option to earn your certification and/or Masters in Education/teaching

·         Graduate school and employer partnerships for alum to continue their leadership and impact

·         DACA recipients are eligible to apply.

Education needs the most driven, passionate leaders your generation has to offer. Whatever you care most about—immigration, LGBTQ rights, health care—consider the limits imposed by a system that gives only certain kids the skills needed to be successful.

NEXT Application Deadline for the 2017 corps (Seniors) and the 2018 corps (for 2018 graduates): Friday, January 27, 2017.

For additional information, explore our www.teachforamerica.org as well as our youtube channel: www.youtube.com/teachforamerica or contact Chrystal Gaither (chrystal.gaither@teachforamerica.org)