Lead Teacher Application Information


The GK-12 Transforming Experiences Project at UC Denver offers a unique opportunity for middle school math and science teachers in Jefferson County and Englewood School Districts to have a Graduate Fellow, called a "Resident Mathematician" (RM) or "Resident Scientist" (RS), in their classroom for approximately 10 hours/week. This Fellowship provides graduate students, who are committed to becoming academic professionals in higher education, with the opportunity to increase their knowledge about student learning and effective teaching practices, improve their communications skills and convert their respective science and mathematics research interests into classroom interactions and interdisciplinary lessons. Selected teachers will participate as active members of a learning community, including RS/RM and STEM faculty mentors, to expand and enhance the Residents' K-12 experience.

Benefits of Participation:

  • $4500/year stipend to each participating GK-12 Lead Teacher
  • Enhancement of curriculum by content experts (RM/RS)
  • Eligible for consideration to travel with GK-12 Team for research and collaboration opportunities

Lead Teacher Expectations:

  • Foster the involvement of Graduate Fellows in the Math/Science activities of the school
  • Full participation in Summer Orientation, (tentatively scheduled) July 22-25, 2013
  • Attend Mid-year inquiry-based Saturday workshop in January 2014 (tentative)
  • Submission of monthly electronic reflections
  • Attend Lead Teachers meeting once a semester
  • Meet 3x/year at CU Denver campus with learning community (1x/trimester on a weekend)
  • Provide project feedback

Lead Teacher Eligibility:

  • Hold Teaching Certification by the State of Colorado
  • Must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident Alien
  • Each teacher must have at least 5 years of teaching experiences
  • Be committed to the use of multi-disciplinary strategies in their content instruction
  • Motivated to work with graduate students and content faculty in classrooms and in development of classroom activities
  • Available for classroom observation and interview during March 2013

Applications must include:

  • Online application form submission

  • Letter of recommendation (supporting both teachers) written by your school principal submitted by fax (303) 556-8550 (attn: Julie Rodriguez) or as an attachment via email to Julie.Rodriguez@ucdenver.edu


    Click here for the Lead Teacher application.

    Application Due: Sunday, March 3, 2013

    Observations & Interviews Conducted: Late March 2013

    Anticipated Announcement of Awards: early April 2013

    For more information contact the Project Manager at julie.rodriguez@ucdenver.edu.