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Talented Teachers in Training for Texas is designed to increase STEM teaching capacity and study the development of a research-based model for strengthening the STEM teacher pipeline.

STEM Master Teacher Job Shadow

What is the T4 Job Shadow program?

Are you considering a career in teaching? Explore the opportunities within our T4 job shadow program! Get a firsthand look at life in the classroom by shadowing an experienced classroom teacher.

Each May, interested STEM college students are able to participate in a job shadow with Master STEM teachers from local school districts. Students selected for the T4 job shadow program receive a stipend of $450 per week and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of mentoring and recruiting activities.

  • Observe and work with a specially trained master teacher in science or math for one week after college classes end, May 13 to 17, 2024.
  • Attend an evening debrief session May 17, 2024 to review experiences and discuss teaching.
  • Ideal for STEM majors who are considering a career teaching at the high school school level.

Applicant requirements

To be considered for the T4 job shadow program, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a STEM major
  • Have a GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Be a U.S. citizen

Apply for the STEM Master Teacher Job Shadow Program


T4 Scholarship

This scholarship opportunity awards $15,300 annually and requires a two-year commitment to teach in a high-needs high school for each scholarship year.

Becoming a T4 Scholar has its benefits: 

  • Mentoring and professional development support during last two years of school and first three years of teaching.
  • Networking with professional teachers.
  • Collaboration between students with common interests.
  • Learn skills and gain resources from experts and professionals in STEM education.

To be considered for this scholarship, students must be a STEM major who:

  • will have 60 credit hours with at least a 2.75 GPA by August 2024
  • are willing to commit to teaching in a high-needs high school
  • and intend to earn a teaching certification after graduation from SFA.

Apply for the T4 Scholarship

Peer-reviewed publications

Published and to appear

Wagnon, A.E., Cross, C.J., & Hubbard, K.E. (2023). Lived Experience of STEM Faculty Becoming Teacher Educators. The Texas Forum of Teacher Education, 13, 78-86.

Wagnon, A. E., Hubbard, K. E. (2021). The Importance of a Sustained Mentor Program in Preparing Math Educators. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education in Texas, 11(1), 4-5.

Hubbard, K., Cross, C.J., Gravatt, D., Beverly, L., & Wagnon, A. (2021). Pre-Service Science Teacher Attrition: Critical experiences, relationships, and timing. TxEP: Texas Educator Preparation, 5, 61-75.

Wagnon, A., Hubbard, K., & Cross, C. (2020). The Impact of the Robert Noyce Mentoring Program on Increased Teaching Effectiveness among Teacher Candidates. Texas Forum of Teacher Education, 10, 51-60.

Kunz, J., Hubbard, K., Beverly, L., Cloyd, M., & Bancroft, A. (2020). What Motivates STEM Students to Want to Teach? Kappa Delta Pi Record, October – December 2020, 56(4), 154-159.

Cross, C.J., Hubbard, K.E., Beverly, L., Gravatt, D., & Aul, A. (2020). The influence of a mentoring network during educator preparation and beyondIssues in Educational Research, 30(4), 1286-1309.

Hubbard, K., Beverly, L., Cross, C.J., Mitchell, J. (2019). Where did they go? Sustaining and growing interest in mathematics teaching. In Redmond-Sanogo, A. and Cribbs, J. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning. Charlotte, NC, 132-139.

Hubbard, K.E., Embry-Jenlink, K., & Beverly, L.L. (2015). A University Approach to Improving STEM Teacher Recruitment and Retention. Kappa Delta Pi Record, April 2019, 69-74.

Hubbard, K.E., Embry-Jenlink, K., & Beverly, L.L. (2013). Mentoring STEM Majors into a Career in Teaching. In Dominguez, N. and Gandert, Y. (Eds.). 6th Annual Mentoring Conference Proceedings: Facilitating Developmental Relationships for Success. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico, 1712-1718.

Hubbard, K.E., Embry-Jenlink, K., & Beverly, L.L. (2013). Attracting STEM Majors into a Career in Teaching. The Texas Forum of Teacher Education 3, 36-46.

In preparation and under review

Gravatt, D.A., Hubbard, K.E., Cross, C.J., & Beverly, L.L. (In Revision). University and Community College Partnership in Recruiting STEM Teachers: Progress and Missteps.

Cross, C.J., Hubbard, K.E., Wagnon, A., & Beverly, L. (In Revision). The impact of individualized support for a rural STEM teacher in an educator preparation program.

Gerhold, M., Hubbard, K., Cross, C., & Wagnon, A. (Under Review) Educator Preparation Program Gatekeeping Data as Predictors of Persistence and Retention.

Contact T4 Program faculty

Dr. Brian Church
Assistant Professor, Mathematics & Statistics

Dr. Chrissy Cross
Associate Professor, Education Studies

Dr. Dennis Gravatt
Professor, Biology

Dr. Keith Hubbard
Professor, Mathematics and Statistics

Dr. Tarcia Hubert
Associate Professor, Mathematics, Lone Star College

Dr. Jane Long
Professor, Mathematics & Statistics and Director of JacksTeach

Dr. Amber Wagnon
Assistant Professor, Education Studies

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 1136416, 1556983, 1557295, and 2050397. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

JacksTeach is funded by The Greater Texas Foundation, the T.L.L. Temple Foundation and the James I. Perkins Family Foundation.


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JacksTeach is a replication site of UTeach, a nationally recognized STEM teacher preparation program.