Thank you for your interest in the Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars Program!
In addition to the information you supply on the UMBC Graduate School Application, you will need to complete the Sherman application to be considered as a candidate for the program. If you have not yet done so, we strongly encourage you to meet with Sherman Program staff person, Mr. Joshua Michael, prior to submitting your application.
The program application code for the Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree, which is the track for beginning K-12 teachers, is “EDU.”
Fall admissions: We strongly encourage you to complete your graduate admissions package and Sherman application by April 15th. After reviewing applications, select candidates will be invited to Sherman Scholar Selection Day, which will take place on Saturday, May 13th.
Spring admissions: We strongly encourage you to complete your graduate admissions package and Sherman application by November 1st. After reviewing applications, select candidates will be invited to Sherman Scholar Selection Day, which will take place on Saturday, December 9th.
The Sherman application and all supplemental materials are accepted on a rolling basis; however, priority preference is given to those received by the dates listed above.
The Sherman application includes a personal statement, four brief essays, two letters of recommendation, and a resume.
You are also welcome to submit any relevant documents that you believe strengthen your application. These documents can be submitted as attachments to your application. Please note, though, that these are supplemental and do not make up for poor essays or vague letters of recommendation.