Students Need More Diverse Teachers: Introducing The Baldanza Fellowship

Students Need More Diverse Teachers: The Baldanza Fellowship

Syracuse University School of Education

The Baldanza Fellowship

We know that teachers from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds have an essential impact on their students and schools.

The Baldanza Fellowship program is dedicated to recruiting, developing and retaining underrepresented teachers into Syracuse area K-12 schools.

Fellows receive:

  • Scholarships to cover or go towards your master’s degree
  • Stipend to support living expenses
  • A hiring commitment from a partner school districts (more details here)

Virtual Information Sessions

1. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023 | 4 p.m. ET Register Here
2. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023 | 11 a.m. ET Register Here
3. Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023 | 5 p.m. ET Register Here

Eligible Master’s Degree Programs

Applicants for any of our initial teacher certification master’s programs are eligible to be considered for the Baldanza Fellowship:

• M.S. Arts Education (PreK-Grade 12)
• M.S. Childhood (Elementary) Education (Grades 1-6)
• M.S. Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-Grade 2)
• M.S. English Education (Grades 7-12)
• M.S. Inclusive Special Education (Grades 1-6)
• M.S. Inclusive Special Education (Grades 7-12)
• M.S. Mathematics Education (Grades 7-12)
• M.S. Music Education (PreK-Grade 12)
• M.S. Science Education (Grades 7-12)
• M.S. Social Studies Education (Grades 7-12)

Baldanza Fellows must enroll for full-time study and be able to meet all degree requirements within 15 months. Fellows also must agree to a two/three-year minimum teaching commitment in one of the partner school district upon completion of the program.

Click here to learn more!

Core Components

• 16-month full-time master’s teacher education program (May – August the following year)
• Context-specific coursework
• Continuous feedback and support from School of Education faculty and partner district educators
• Year-long seminar and community development for Baldanza Fellow cohort
• Local and national engagement and mentoring
• Extensive field experiences and student teaching within partner school districts

Contact Us

Speranza Migliore
Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
smiglior@syr.edu | 315.443.2505

Lauren Schmidt
Inquiry and Application Specialist



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