Teacher Selection

As an NSF Research Experience for Teachers site, USC Viterbi is committed to partnering with inner city schools and other high needs schools. Since even before the first SRET project in 2011, we have partnered with middle school STEM teachers from Los Angeles area schools, which primarily serve disadvantaged and minority students. Each year, between 10-13 teachers are placed, based on their interest, in a USC Viterbi School of Engineering research laboratory, building sustainable RET teams by recruiting between two – four teachers from any one school.

RET 2017 will be conducted from July 5 – August 4. Apply below!
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USC ACCESS 4Teachers – Research Experiences for Teachers


Applicant Name
Permanent Mailing Address:
Middle school where teaching currently:
Home Phone Number:
Work Phone Number:
List the courses you are teaching:
Institution(s) where you received your Bachelors and/or Masters degree(s) and  teaching Credential(s):
Degree Achieved:
Type of Teaching Credential:
List the honorary and professional societies of which you are a member, indicating offices you hold, as well as any extracurricular activities/organizations in which you participate:
Briefly describe your interest in participating in the USC ACCESS 4 Teachers – RET Program.
Part of the RET experience is creating a learning module/unit related to engineering to take back to your classroom. Participants will work with a USC Viterbi School of Engineering / Engineering Education professor to assess students’ understanding of engineering pre- and post-implementation. Please describe the course(s) in which you plan to implement your module/unit of study during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Please describe the demographics of your school and you specific students. Why do you believe these students need exposure to the field of science and or engineering?

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