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Robert Noyce Scholars Program

Internship Placements Available

Noyce "Explore Teaching" Internship Placements Available for Summer 2017!

Who should apply?  Freshmen and Sophomore mathematics and science majors at CSU-Pueblo or our community college partners who are interested in teaching

 How to apply?  Submit  the following materials to janet.barnett@csupueblo.edu:

  • Internship Application Form (includes description of placement options)
  • Recommendation Form (to be completed by a faculty member)

NOTE THE PENDING DEADLINE:  All materials should be submitted on or before Monday, May 22!

General Background

Noyce Scholars LogoThe goal of the CSU-Pueblo Noyce Scholars Program is to strengthen 7-12 mathematics achievement throughout the region of southeastern Colorado by providing incentives and support which will attract undergraduates and post-baccalaureate professionals to the teaching profession, provide them with the strong content and pedagogical training required to teach in high-need schools, and retain them within the teaching profession beyond their obligatory service period.

The program is a collaboration of faculty in the Department of Mathematics & Physics and Teacher Education at the University, faculty at four area community colleges, two local school districts, and five community partners.

Funding for the program comes from a five-year, $1.26 million grant awarded to the University by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through its Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.

Through this national program, NSF seeks to address an existing shortage of fully credentialed K-12 mathematics teachers by encouraging talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to enter the teaching profession.

At CSU-Pueblo, the Noyce Scholars Program will provide significant scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate mathematics majors who earn a full teaching credential at CSU-Pueblo and commit to teaching in a high-need K-12 school district.

As a condition of accepting this grant from the NSF, the University has agreed to fulfill the following responsibilities:

Assuring that all selected Noyce recipients meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be United States citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens.
  • Must be majoring or degreed in mathematics, engineering, or a science discipline.
  • Monitoring compliance of scholarships and stipend recipients with respect to the service requirement of teaching two years in a high-need school district for each year of Noyce support, and collecting repayment of awards (with interest) from recipients who do not fulfill this service obligation.
  • Collecting demographic data and statistics on scholarship and stipend recipients as part of the annual report.

Frequently Asked Questions

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    How much support will a CSU-Pueblo Noyce Scholarship Provide?

    Available scholarship support includes the following:

    • Standard-track scholarships ranging up to $17,000 per year will be available to qualified individuals for a maximum of two years.
    • Fast-track scholarships ranging up to $19,000 for one year for qualified mathematics majors who decide to pursue a secondary teaching credential late in their degree program.
    • Fast-track scholarships ranging up to $19,000 for one year for qualified secondary science majors who elect to complete a dual endorsement in mathematics.
    • One-year professional stipends ranging up to $30,000 for STEM professionals who already hold an undergraduate or higher degree from an accredited institution and wish to obtain a secondary mathematics teaching license.

    The actual scholarship amount will vary depending on the actual cost of attendance for the recipient, including tuition and fees, an allowance for books, supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses, an allowance for room and board costs, and dependent care expenses. More information about actual cost of attendance is located here.

    All Noyce scholarship and stipend recipients will be required to teach two years in a high-need school district for each year of Noyce support; failure to do so will require that all Noyce support be re-paid.

    Recipients will also receive mentoring and professional development support during their first two years of teaching.

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    Who is eligible to receive a CSU-Pueblo Noyce “Standard Track” Scholarship?

    Qualified individuals within two years of completing an undergraduate degree in mathematics with a secondary teaching licensure are eligible to apply for a first year of support.

    More specifically, applicants seeking their first Noyce Standard-track Scholarship should meet the following criteria at the time of application:

    1. Be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident alien;

    2. Be a full-time student with a declared major in mathematics;

    3. Be admitted to the Teacher Education Program by the first semester of scholarship support;

    4. Be on track to successful completion of MATH 126, 224, 207, 307 and 325 and at least one other upper division math course by the first semester of scholarship support;

    5. Have a major GPA of at least 2.75 and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

    Recipients of a Noyce Standard Track Scholarship who have not completed their degree in mathematics and all requirements for the secondary teaching license by the end of their first year of support will be eligible for a second year of scholarship support, contingent upon successful advancement towards the degree and maintenance of scholarship qualifications for continued support.

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    Can Liberal Studies majors with a Mathematics Emphasis receive Noyce support?

    Because NSF requirements stipulate that all Noyce Scholarship recipients must complete a major in a STEM field,Liberal Studies majors who are interested in Noyce Scholarship support would need to change their major to mathematics in order to qualify for a Noyce Standard-track Scholarship. (Completing a double major in both Liberal Studies and Mathematics would be another option, as would completing dual licensure in science and mathematics, as described below.)

    Meeting the Noyce Standard-track Scholarship application criteria would further require successful completion of Math 307, Math 325 and one additional upper division course beyond the current requirements for the mathematics emphasis of the Liberal Studies major.

    If you are interested in doing more than simply meeting minimal state requirements for obtaining highly qualified status in mathematics, please come see us today to find out more about the support we could provide both while you complete your initial licensure and beyond to help you become a fully credentialed secondary mathematics teacher who has both the strong content knowledge and the strong pedagogical knowledge needed to fully meet the diverse needs of students throughout the 7-12 mathematics curriculum!

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    Can secondary science education majors receive Noyce support?

    Because NSF requirements allow majors in any STEM field to receive scholarship support at CSU-Pueblo while becoming fully credentialed as a secondary mathematics teacher, majors in Biology, Chemistry and Physics who are already seeking secondary licensure in science may qualify for a special "Fast Track" Noyce Scholarship which would provide financial support (up to $19,000 for one year) to obtain a second (dual) license in secondary mathematics while completing their science endorsement.

    Note that state requirements for an initial secondary mathematics license at CSU-Pueblo do require completion of a specific set of mathematics courses. This particular set of courses has been carefully selected to provide prospective teachers with the strong content knowledge they will need in order to adequately meet the mathematical learning needs of their own future students. The number of additional mathematics courses needed beyond those required for your science degree will vary depending on your specific science area. Depending on the mathematics courses that you have already completed, you may also need to complete some additional course work prior to becoming eligible for Noyce support.

    If you are interested in doing more than simply meeting minimal state requirements for obtaining "highly qualified" status in mathematics, please come see us today to find out more about the support we can provide - both while you complete your initial licensure and beyond - to help you become a fully credentialed secondary teacher of both science and mathematics with the strong content knowledge and the strong pedagogical knowledge needed to fully meet the diverse needs of students throughout the 7 - 12 mathematics and science curriculum!

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    Can mathematics majors who are not pursuing a secondary teaching license receive Noyce support?

    The CSU-Pueblo Noyce Scholars Program grant includes special funds for a special "Fast Track" option (up to $19,000 for one year) to support individuals who are within one year of completing a major in mathematics, but have not yet been admitted to the teacher licensure program.

    Summer support and coursework will also be available to further streamline the amount of time needed to complete the licensure.

    Note that NSF requirements stipulate that all recipients of Noyce support must complete a teaching license and go on to teach two years in a high-need school district for each year of Noyce support, and that failure to satisfy this service obligation will require the recipient to repay that support with interest.

    With that obligation in mind, interested mathematics majors are encouraged to complete ED 301 in order to learn more about how the secondary education profession might fit your interests and goals before accepting a fast-track scholarship. Come talk with us today about how this option might meet your personal situation and needs!

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    Can degree-plus students seeking secondary mathematics license receive Noyce support?

    The CSU-Pueblo Noyce Scholars Program grant includes funds for a special professional stipend option (up to $24,000 for one year) to support individuals who already hold a baccalaureate or higher degree in a STEM field and wish to complete the an initial teaching license in mathematics at CSU-Pueblo. However, NSF requirements do stipulate that the degree must be in a STEM field to be eligible for this support.

    Note that state requirements for an initial secondary mathematics license at CSU-Pueblo do require completion of a specific set of mathematics courses. This particular set of courses has been carefully selected to provide prospective teachers with the strong content knowledge they will need in order to adequately meet the mathematical learning needs of their own future students. The number of additional mathematics courses needed beyond those required for your science degree will vary depending on your specific science area. Depending on the mathematics courses that you have already completed, you may also need to complete some additional course work prior to becoming eligible for Noyce support.

    Summer support and coursework will also be available to further streamline the amount of time needed to complete the licensure.

    If you are interested in becoming a fully credentialed secondary teacher of mathematics with both the strong content knowledge and the strong pedagogical knowledge needed to fully meet the diverse needs of students throughout the 7 - 12 mathematics curriculum, please come see us and talk about the support we may be able to provide to allow you to obtain your teaching license without the obligation of teaching full-time while completing your program!

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    What is the application process?

    Application forms for a Noyce Standard Scholarship are available at this website.

    In addition to the application form and unofficial transcripts, two letters of recommendations are required as part of the application process.

    • One of these letters should be written by a mathematics faculty member who is able to comment primarily on your strengths in terms of mathematical preparation and your potential for continued success in upper division mathematics course, and secondarily on your potential for success as a teacher of secondary mathematics;
    • The second letter should be written by a teacher education faculty member who is able to comment primarily on your strengths as a prospective secondary teacher, including your potential for continued success in future education course and associated field experience, and secondarily on your mathematical content knowledge.

    For more information about the application criteria for a standard Noyce scholarship, or for information about the application process for the fast-track or professional stipend Noyce options, please contact:

    Professor Janet Nichols, 719.549.2642, janet.nichols@csupueblo.edu

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    Who was Robert Noyce?

    Robert Noyce (1927-1990) was the co-inventor of the integrated circuit, and co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel in 1968. There are 16 patents in his name and he was nicknamed "The Mayor of Silicon Valley. Noyce was a mentor to many, including Steve Jobs of Apple. "Make[ing] sure we are preparing out next generation to flourish in a high-tech age," was a key concern for Noyce, and his legacy is working toward this through the NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholars program and the Noyce Foundation founded in 1990 by his family.

    For more information about the national Robert Noyce Scholarship Program, visit their website here.

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