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Next Generation Black STEM Teacher Network

The Next Generation Black STEM Teacher Network (NGBST-Network) is a multi-institutional consortium to increase the number of highly trained and certified Black STEM teachers for both rural and urban school districts. The goal of the program is to provide a co-curricular model framed by a Community of Practice (CoP) model to create teachers at Historically Black Colleges and Universities who (1) create inclusive and asset/strengths based instructional environments,
(2) use an integrated universal design for learning (UDL) approach to their STEM instruction, and (3) design/deliver engaging instruction promoting critical thinking/problem solving in STEM.

Our outcomes include increasing the number of well-prepared Black Male Teachers; increasing the number of teachers with certification in STEM teacher shortage area in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, and increasing post-secondary access to Educator Preparation Programs to undergrad students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Participant Benefits

  • $1,000.00 Tuition Scholarship Assistance
  • $2,500.00 Stipend for Participation in Professional Development
  • $1,000.00 Stipend for Summer STEM or STEM Ed micro-research


This project is designed to provide support for students over a three-year period.  Students who have earned at least 25 credit hours and no more than 90 hours at the participating university are eligible to apply.  Students must have a cumulative 2.7 GPA.   Students who have a sophomore or junior status are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

To successfully complete the The Next Generation Black STEM Teacher Network Application
you will need to have on hand and ready for submission the following items:

  • Current Transcript (upload in application)
  • Essay explaining how participating in this program will enhance your career goals as a STEM teacher.   The submission must be a digital document formatted as follows:
    • 500 word typed
    • 12 pt font (Times New Roman, Courier, or Arial)
    • use 1 inch margins
    • double-spaced
  • Two Recommendations
    • one must be from a STEM faculty and
    • one must be from Adviser/Program Coordinator

The recommendation submission link is provided on the application.  Providing the link to the authors of your recommendations is an acknowledgement that you waive your right to review the recommendation prior to submission.

The Next Generation Black STEM Teacher Network Application