Cynthia L. Schneider Mathematics Preservice Teacher Scholarship Application

Applications due by May 31 each year

Any student attending a Texas college, university (public or private), or Texas approved alternative certification entity and who plans on student teaching during the upcoming school year in order to pursue teacher certification at the elementary, middle or secondary level with a specialization or teaching field in mathematics is eligible to apply. All applicants must be non-certified in the teaching profession prior to the school year in which they are applying for this scholarship.  In addition, all applicants must have maintained a GPA of 3.0.

You must electronically submit the following documents (PDF format is preferred): 

  1.  Completed application form

  2.  Two letters of recommendation:

    • One from either a mathematics or mathematics education professor you have taken coursework from and is not related to you.

    • One from a K-12 classroom teacher of mathematics you have worked with recently or that was a former teacher of yours and is not related to you.

    • It is required that at least one of these recommendations come from a current member of TCTM, it is preferred that both recommendations come from current members of TCTM.

  3. A copy of your official college transcript​

  4. An essay of 1,500 words or more that describes your philosophy of teaching mathematics and how you will implement this philosophy with your future students.  Specific examples of how you will teach a mathematics concept, which should include an explanation of the topic, are required to illustrate your teaching philosophy.  Or you may write an essay that explains a specific mathematics topic or concept, for example, a paper on proportionality and strategies you will use to teach this mathematics topic.

Cynthia L. Schneider
Mathematics Preservice Teacher Scholarship Application

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Please submit the following documents in PDF format.
Letter of Recommendation #1*
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Letter of Recommendation #2*
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College Transcript*
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Essay (1,500 words or more)*
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