Designed for upper division and transfer undergraduate students majoring in math or science, the Noyce Scholars Program at CSUDH’s College of Education prepares dedicated and well qualified undergraduates to become math or science teachers urgently needed in our local schools. Noyce Scholars receive up to $20,000 in scholarship assistance, plus extensive academic support and mentoring to put them on the path to becoming life-changing teachers.
Candidates emerge from the Noyce Scholars Program with hands-on experience in a paid Teaching Assistant position under the guidance of teacher mentors. They also have the unique opportunity to participate in CSUDH’s Transition To Teaching (TTT) Online or STEM Teachers in Advanced Residency (STAR) Programs that allow them to earn a preliminary teaching credential in just one year while earning living stipends.
NSP is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Its purpose is to increase the number of highly qualified math/science teachers in hard-to-staff schools and to increase diversity in the math & science majors. This is a grant that will provided up to 10,000 per year to eligible upper division math or science majors enrolled in CSU Dominguez Hills. It will also monitor students to enable them to focus on their studies, maintain their grades, stay in school, complete their degree on time, and become successful math/science teachers.
Community college transfer students are eligible once they transfer to CSUDH as math or science majors and are considered juniors. NSP is a partnership between the School of Education (SOE), College of Natural & Behavioral Sciences (CNBS), Outreach, El Camino College, Compton USD, Inglewood USD, Los Angeles USD, & Lynwood USD ( high-need secondary schools).
Wondering what you’re going to do with that math or science degree? Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career? If you’re an upper division or transfer undergraduate student majoring in math or science, use your knowledge to change lives through the Noyce Scholars Program.
Our communities’ urban schools have an urgent need for qualified, dedicated math and science teachers committed to seeing young students succeed. Let the Noyce Scholars Program put you on the path to becoming a life-changing teacher with:
• Up to $20,000 in Scholarship Assistance
The Noyce Scholarship allows you to go to school full time so you can finish your degree — and start teaching — faster. With up to $20,000 in scholarship assistance toward two years of degree completion, the Noyce Scholars Program covers your tuition and books.
• Hands-On Teaching Experience
Noyce Scholars gain valuable first-hand teaching experience in real-world urban classrooms as paid Teaching Assistants. You’ll be paired with a teacher mentor to guide you through your first classroom experience.
• Earn a Teaching Credential in One Year
Once you’ve completed the Noyce Scholars Program, you’ll have the opportunity to complete your preliminary teaching credential through CSUDH’s unique Transition To Teaching Online or STEM Teachers in Advanced Residency (STAR) programs.
As part of these accelerated credential programs, students earn stipends while completing teaching internships or residency at local schools, where they gain valuable hands-on teaching experience.
• Personalized Advising
As a Noyce Scholar, you’ll benefit from personalized academic advising, mentoring and monthly seminars from field experts throughout the remainder of your studies at CSUDH. Your advisor will work with you to create an individualized academic roadmap to becoming a teacher.
• Job Placement Assistance
Through the Noyce Scholars Program, CSUDH has fostered strong partnerships with schools across the Los Angeles, Lynwood, Compton and Inglewood Unified School Districts. Our partnering schools actively seek graduates of the program. We also offer job placement assistance in these high-need schools, with an exceptionally high placement rate.
• Complete the Circle
Many Noyce Scholars go on to teach math and science in high-need urban schools from their own communities–sometimes the very same schools they attended. The Noyce Scholars Program makes it possible for students to make a real difference in the lives of children from their own neighborhoods.
If you’re ready to become a math or science teacher, then take the first step here. APPLY NOW
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