What is the application essay question?

Frequently Asked Questions about the MaST Scholars Program. The information below should help you determine whether you want to apply to the MaST Scholars Program.

The Mathematics and Science Teacher (MaST) Scholars Program at York College seeks undergraduates who want to teach math or science in New York City public secondary schools. Accepted scholars will participate in seminars and other academically enriching activities during junior and senior year as well as during the first two years of teaching. In order that we may learn more about you, please answer the following question:

In an essay of 750 words or fewer, explain why you want to teach mathematics or science. As you do this, describe a person who has influenced your decision to become an educator.

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