The Robert Noyce Scholarship Program is funded by the National Science Foundation to encourage K-12 teachers with strong science and mathematics aptitude to teach in high-need school districts. As part of this program, Increasing Mathematics Teacher for ALL Students (IMTAS), Kennesaw State University (KSU) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) are recruiting talented mathematics, science, engineering, and technology majors for careers as middle and high school mathematics teachers. These teachers are prepared to teach conceptual mathematics to culturally and linguistically diverse student populations. Click here to read more about why a program such as this is needed.
The Robert Noyce Scholarship Program provides as much as $10,000 a year for two years (total $20,000). Awards may be received during an applicant’s senior year of undergraduate education at KSU or GT and/ or during their enrollment in KSU’s 14-month Master of Arts in Teaching program. At the end of the two-year period, participants are fully certified to teach mathematics and they have an opportunity to earn an endorsement to teach mathematics to English Language Learners. Upon completion recipients are required to complete a year of teaching in a high-need school district for each $5,000 of support received.
Applicants for the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program in Mathematics must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or national or a permanent resident alien
- Be on track to graduate from Kennesaw State University or Georgia Tech at the end of your first scholarship year with a bachelor’s degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) or STEM related major AND be willing to enroll in Kennesaw State University’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program after you graduate from your undergraduate institution and fulfill the requirements of that program, including maintaining full-time status and strong performance in your coursework OR entering the Master of Arts in Teaching program in mathematics during your first scholarship year and an have an earned degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) or STEM related field.
- Minimum of 3.0 GPA
- Demonstrate a strong desire to become a middle or high school mathematics teacher in Georgia
- Demonstrate a strong desire to teach mathematics to culturally and linguistics diverse students
Additional Program Information:
- With the recommendation of the MAT Mathematics Coordinator, applicants may substitute up to three mathematics courses with the endorsement courses.
- Scholarship recipients are required to attend workshops and conferences that build theirknowledge and skills in teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students usingtenets of social justice and culturally and linguistically responsive/ relevant pedagogies.
- Recipients are placed in culturally and linguistically diverse schools for field placements.