Planting the SEED to grow STEM teachers


Prepare to teach math or science in a middle school or high school classroom—and earn cash while you’re at it—with the Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant at the Arizona State University Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. As an undergraduate or graduate teacher candidate at ASU, you may be eligible to receive SEED grant funding if you teach in one of these high-demand subject areas during your student teaching residency—part of the college’s innovative iTeachAZ program.

An invaluable experience

  • Undergraduate students: Earn up to $7,000 from a living-wage stipend during your senior-year student teaching residency
  • Graduate students: Earn up to $17,500 from a living-wage stipend while completing your master’s degree and Arizona teaching certification
  • Participate in professional development opportunities while student teaching
  • Gain access to technology tools to support your teaching 


  • Enroll in an eligible program at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
  • Complete the SEED application
  • Participate and pass an interview with ASU and district personnel
  • Take and pass the appropriate National Evaluation Series (NES) exam demonstrating subject knowledge proficiency in the area you plan to teach
  • Student teach in a middle school or high school math or science classroom
  • Maintain full-time enrollment and good academic standing
  • Teach in a high-needs school for two (2) years after graduation
  • Other requirements as outlined in the SEED contract


  • Elementary education
  • Elementary education: English as a second language/bilingual education
  • Special education and elementary education
  • Secondary education

Students in eligible undergraduate programs must also participate in student teaching at the middle school or high school level in math or science classrooms.

For details on SEED eligibility for undergraduate and graduate programs, please contact:
Justin Hultman


Master’s students enrolled in select iTeachAZ district-based graduate programs are eligible for funding.

All qualified applicants will be considered for the SEED scholarship without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is committed to student success and ensures an inclusive learning environment for all students. Students with disabilities or disabling health conditions who need accommodations are required to document their condition with the Disability Resource Center (DRC). The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College encourages admitted students with disabilities or disabling health conditions who believe that they may need an accommodation to register with the DRC prior to enrolling in the iTeachAZ program. That way, all reasonable accommodations  can be in  place at the beginning of the program.  Applicants who are registered with the DRC and selected for a SEED scholarship interview should notify the Teachers College advising office of any accommodations needed to participate in the interview process.