Fully-Funded Fellowship in Earth Science Teaching


Behind the scenes at the Museum—and immersed in an urban classroom.

Learn to teach Earth and space science in the New York City area through the Master of Arts in Teaching Urban Residency Program at the American Museum of Natural History, the first urban teacher residency program offered by a museum. The program is housed within the Richard Gilder Graduate School.

  • Full-time 15-month program with stipend
  • Small class sizes and one-on-one mentoring
  • Science coursework at a world-class museum
  • Learn to teach in a supportive nurturing environment
  • Work alongside scientists and urban teachers
  • Graduate with real-world teaching experience
  • Ongoing professional support following graduation

Share your passion for science and learning. Play your part in the intellectual, cultural, and social community of the New York City area. Start your new life inspiring the next generation with science. Change lives. Teach science.

Application deadline extended to February 15, 2016!

We are now accepting applications – visit Application and Eligibility to learn more. 

Click here and select “MAT for Earth Science Grads” to join our mailing list.

Learn more about the program…
MAT in the news

The New York Times profiles one of our MAT Residents as she takes her students on an exploration of AMNH. Watch the video here!

Open House

  • Saturday, February 6 from 2 – 4pm

Open Houses take place in the Portrait Room off the Museum’s Main Rotunda. Enter the Main Rotunda through the main entrance on Central Park West at 79th street; the Portrait Room is just to the left of the front doors. For wheelchair access, enter at the security entrance under the main steps on Central Park West and take the elevator to the 2nd floor. Any guard can then direct you to the Main Rotunda. Email mat@amnh.org to RSVP. (RSVPs are not required; walk-ins welcome!)
Informational Webinar

  • Tuesday, January 26th from 6 – 7pm (ET)

For those who are unable to make it to an onsite Open House, our online Informational Webinars are a chance to speak live with our faculty and staff to learn more about our program.Email mat@amnh.org for information about attending a webinar.
Office Hours

If you are not able to make it to NYC for an Open House, or if you would like to speak one-on-one with a member of our faculty to discuss the program or review your eligibility—either in person or by phone—please contact us at 212-313-7464, or click here to: Request an appointment