Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars Program

Open for Incoming Fall 2022 Freshmen, Spring and Fall 2022 Transfer and Current UMBC Students, and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) candidates

UMBC’s Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars Program supports and prepares high-quality teachers 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 who will either pursue an undergraduate certificate or a Master’s degree in teaching are highly encouraged to apply and receive:

  • Mentoring and Coaching 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!


  • Transfer & Current UMBC Students (Spring 2021) – November 15, 2021
  • Freshmen (Fall 2022) – January 15, 2022
  • Transfer & Current UMBC Students (Fall 2021) – April 15, 2022

Click now to learn more about the Sherman STEM Scholars Program

Fall 2022 Freshmen: Please note if you are selected as a finalist, then you will be invited to attend the virtual Scholar Selection Day on Saturday, March 5. During this program you will participate in an interview and have a chance to meet other finalists. Please be sure to save this date in your calendar.

$3,000 - $12,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. What are your educational and career goals? How does the Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars Program fit into those goals?
  2. How do you feel about working with students from underserved communities? (200-300 words or a photo with a caption)
  3. Describe your most impactful STEM experience that relates to the grade with which you would like to work. (200-300 words or a picture with a caption.)
  4. Please indicate if you are interested in also applying to the Honors College.