The Truman Noyce Scholars Program is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1340082. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Please take a moment to read about the NSF’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The program provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees who commit to teaching in a high-need school district for each year of scholarship or stipend support. A new component of the program supports STEM professionals who enroll as NSF Teaching Fellows in master’s degree programs leading to teacher certification by providing academic courses, professional development, and salary supplements while they are fulfilling a four-year Master Teaching Fellows by providing professional development and salary supplements for exemplary math and science teachers to become Master Teachers in high-need school districts with a five-year teaching commitment. A goal of the program is to recruit individuals with strong STEM backgrounds who might otherwise not have considered a career in K-12 teaching.
Projects include partnerships with school districts, recruitment strategies and activities to enable the Noyce Scholarship recipients and NSF Teaching Fellows to become successful elementary or secondary math and science teachers. The project leadership team is expected to include STEM discipline faculty and education faculty working in collaboration with school districts and Master K-12 Teachers.