Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP)

May 11, 2019 - STEP Closing Breakfast start time has moved from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

This enrichment program was established in 1987 to assist students from racial and ethnic backgrounds who have historically been underrepresented in careers in the scientific, technological, health-related and licensed professions

Application
Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP)

St. John's University in articulation with the New York State Department of Education has made a commitment to service the youth of the community in grades 7-12. This partnership of providing quality instruction, career and academic counseling, tutoring and educational workshops is provided during the fall and spring semesters.

A pending form may be downloaded by clicking on Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) application and mailed to:

St. John's University
St. John Hall, Room 216
8000 Utopia Pkwy
Queens, NY 11439

Applications may also be obtained by calling 718-990-6565 or writing to:

Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP)
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439

Contact Information

Cecelia M. Russo
Associate Director, STEP, Queens Campus
St. John's University
St. John Hall, Room 216
Tel 718-990-6565
Fax 718-990-2158
[email protected]
stepforleaders.org

Additional Information

Scientific Inquiry
This course will explore scientific topics through the use of traditional classroom lectures and hands-on activities, interactive sessions in SJU science labs, internet resources, field trips, and workshop presentations from professionals and scholars in the fields of STEM-L. Students will also explore career opportunities in STEM-L fields.

Mathematical Inquiry
This course will demonstrate the practical uses of mathematics, particularly as they relate to science and technology. It will also attempt to de-mystify mathematical problems by teaching students how to read and speak the language of mathematics.  In conjunction with these aims, emphasis will be placed upon review for standardized tests, such as the PSAT and SAT examinations. Scholastic Math has been ordered for the classes. This is read in class and the students are encouraged to complete the activities at home.

Parent Advisory Board
Interested parents of students meet with administrators to plan workshops on Financial Aid and Careers.   
 

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For more information on careers in mathematics, science, technology and the licensed professions log onto:
www.op.nysed.gov/home.html

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www.highered.nysed.gov

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January 20 OPENING – DAC 416 A, B, C
January 27 Classes Math and Science for STEP Participants
February 3 Classes Math and Science for STEP Participants
February 10Classes Parent Bring-a-Friend; Students Bring-a-Friend   
March 3Classes Math and Science for STEP Participants    
March 10 Classes Math and Science for STEP Participants    
March 17Classes Math and Science for STEP Participants    
March 20-TuesdaySTEAM Diversity Conference at Farmingdale- special sign-up   
March 23-25STEP CONFERENCE     SPECIAL SIGN UP     
March 24    Classes Math and Science for STEP Participants    
April 14 Classes Math and Science for STEP Participants
April 21Classes Math and Science for STEP Participants
April 28Classes Math and Science for STEP Participants
May 5CLOSING/Graduation   DAC 416 B, C

All students are expected to sign in on Saturdays at 8:45 a.m. Pick up notebook/lanyard in Assembly rooms.

If a student is to be absent, a written note must be provided to the office before the absence. Excused absences are for school exams, trips, and family events. If a student is involved in an extracurricular activity for which s/he must be absent for more than 3 classes, the student should withdraw from the program. This of course excludes unplanned illnesses. In this instance a call must be placed to the office no later than 10:30 Am on the Saturday of the absence.

Students who must leave before noon on a Saturday, must provide documentation in writing and be signed out by parent in SJH, room 216.

Classes are held in St. John Hall, Rooms – classes in 213 and 214; Assembly in 211 and 215.

Workshops/Trips TBA

 

Math and Language Arts Positions Needed

Mathematics Instructor

The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) at St. John's University is seeking to hire a part-time Mathematics Instructor to teach in its Saturday enrichment program, beginning September 2018.

Sponsored jointly by the New York State Education Department and St. John's, the purpose of STEP is to increase the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students pursuing careers leading to professional licensure or professions in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields. 

STEP provides 7th to 12th graders with academic enrichment activities through core subject instruction, field trips, and exposure to research and technology content areas. Classes are held from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays during the academic school year, September to May. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Mathematics; or a Master's degree in Secondary Education with a Mathematics concentration, and at least five years teaaching experience at either the middle school or high school level. We are looking for innovative and enthusiastic educators who can make learning fun. S/he will have the ability to instruct a diverse range of students, and create a learning environment where students can build upon and/or expand their regular school day curriculum. 

AVAILABILITY: Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. during the academic year.

SALARY: Estimated hourly rate $60-$70; to be determined upon qualifications.

Kindly send an email of interest and resume to [email protected].

Language Arts Instructor

The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) at St. John's University is seeking to hire a part-time Language Arts Instructor to teach in its Saturday enrichment program, beginning September 2018.

Sponsored jointly by the New York State Education Department and St. John's, the purpose of STEP is to increase the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students pursuing careers leading to professional licensure or professions in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields. 

STEP provides 7th to 12th graders with academic enrichment activities through core subject instruction, field trips, and exposure to research and technology content areas. Classes are held from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays during the academic school year, September to May. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in English; or a Master's degree in Education with a teacher certification in English, and at least five years teaaching experience at either the middle school or high school level. We are looking for innovative and enthusiastic educators who can make learning fun. S/he will have the ability to instruct a diverse range of students, and create a learning environment where students can build upon and/or expand their regular school day curriculum. 

AVAILABILITY: Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. during the academic year.

SALARY: Estimated hourly rate $60-$70; to be determined upon qualifications.

Kindly send an email of interest and resume to [email protected]