Administrators who want to retain and nurture new teachers should learn more about NSTA's exemplary program, the New Science Teacher Academy. Special experiences and support for second- through fifth-year middle and high school science teachers is available and virtually cost-free.

Hundreds of teachers will be chosen to participate in the 2013–2014 Academy to take advantage of consistent, online professional development activities, mentoring, and face-to-face educational experiences. Candidates should apply for one of hundreds of scholarships by completing an application.

The Academy provides each teacher with

A recent Academy Fellow said, "The New Science Teacher Academy has made a huge impact on my teaching and my ability to cope with the stresses of teaching. I believe my third year is going much smoother and easier because of my participation in the Academy. It's been awesome!"

To find out more about the Academy and how to apply for a scholarship, visit or contact the project director, Damaries Blondonville, at