Preparing the Effective Elementary Mathematics Teacher
Goal of the Noyce @ Montclair Mathematics Project
Our scholarship program aims to prepare Effective Elementary Mathematics Teacher (PE2MT). We provide exemplary preparation to students for effective elementary mathematics teaching in New Jersey's high-need K-12 schools. Our scholars obtain an undergraduate degree in mathematics along with a K-6 elementary teaching certification. Each Noyce @ Montclair scholar receive a $13,000 scholarship and a $660 stipend each year for two years with additional money available for local conference travel. In return for the funds, students agree to work two years in a high-needs school in NJ for each year of funding received (if you receive funds for both years you would work 4 years in that school).
B.S. in Mathematics with K-6 Teaching Certification
Noyce Scholars obtain an undergraduate degree in mathematics along with K-6 teaching certification. This degree program consists of the same core mathematics coursework as other B.S. mathematics degrees with some substitutions for meaningful alignment to elementary teaching.
Inquiry-based Instructional Supplement
In this workshop model, students are exposed to inquiry-oriented, group-worthy problem sets for Calculus I and Calculus II that are designed to promote students' problem-solving activity and give workshop leaders experiences facilitating inquiry-oriented group work in mathematics.
Early and Ongoing
Field experiences are specifically designed to align with the philosophy of this program and provide community knowledge-building efforts that support pre-service teachers as they assimilate a broader notion of the "field" to include the community that houses the school in which they observe or teach.
In our effort to familiarize scholars with research, MATH 491: Research in Mathematics Education is an elective that provides students with undergraduate research experience.
A one-year induction program supports each scholar's transition into full-time teaching through site-based visits, monthly seminars, ongoing professional development, and attendance at research conferences.
Who Is Eligible?