The Noyce Scholars Program is designed to increase the number of highly qualified middle and high school teachers (grades 7-12) in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, mathematics, and physics.
Scholarships in the amount of $15,287 will be yearly awarded to 10 selected graduate students (Noyce Scholars) pursuing math or science licensure in the year-long Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT program). These MAT scholarships will be selectively awarded to graduate students holding an undergraduate STEM degree and will support students as they complete their teacher education coursework and student teaching internships. The program will utilize service-learning as a central theme throughout the education of its Noyce scholars and contribute to this teacher education literature by exploring the role of early service learning experiences as a means of recruiting talented STEM majors to pursue science and math teaching careers. Once the Noyce Scholars are officially selected and begin their MAT year (June-May), they will complete three STEM education service learning projects each semester.
These opportunities will be arranged by the project staff and will capitalize on existing partnerships with local school districts. These projects will allow Noyce Scholars to judge science fair projects in a nearby urban district, design and implement family science nights with partner districts, design and implement Earth Day activities with local districts, assist in some functioning math and science teacher professional development projects, and assist in some of the current math and science intervention projects occurring with partner districts.The Noyce Scholars will follow the track of a regular MAT student except for the following additional modifications:
The Kent State University Robert Noyce Summer Internship program is available to freshmen and sophomore math or science majors. Noyce interns will be paid $450 per week for four weeks in June-July 2013 depending on studentsâ€™ schedule and site.
How to apply:
For more information, contact Dr. Lisa Borgerding (Donnelly) at firstname.lastname@example.org.