Thank you for taking an interest in the MERIT Program 2015, a year-long professional development program for teachers. MERIT starts with an orientation class Spring 2015 (May) and then really kicks off big with the two-week summer institute, July 6- July 17, 2015. The fun and learning continues with follow-up sessions and other classes in the following academic year, October 2015 - March 2016.
Before starting your online application, you should download the .PDF copy of the application questions (below) you will need to complete the form. There are a series of open-ended questions in the application that require you to provide answers in 150 words (or less). We recommend working on your answers in a separate document and then cutting and pasting them into the form before submitting. Most word processing applications will count the words for you.
NOTE: Be aware you will not be able to save a partially submitted form in the SurveyMonkey application; please be ready to answer all questions when you plan to sit down and complete your application. You are also required to have your principal complete a separate form supporting your application by the same due date/time.
Your completed application is due by 11:59p on Monday, January 19, 2015.
When you are ready with your answers, please complete the online MERIT application.
If you have questions about the application, you may e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steven McGriff, Ph.D.
KCI Professor in Residence
MERIT 2015 Program Director
Application form for everyone: California Teachers & International Teachers
Principal's support form for all applicant
You can download a PDF of the online forms, below, to look over the questions, but the real application must be completed online.