This program, which admitted its final cohort in Fall 2021, is dedicated to recruiting, preparing, and supporting new science teachers for New Jersey’s high-need K-12 school districts. This project is funded by the National Science Foundation and offers two years of scholarships equal to the amount of New Jersey in-state tuition and fees, as well as an annual stipend of $3,000 to undergraduate biology, chemistry, earth science, mathematics and physics majors admitted into the Montclair State University Teacher Education Program.
The Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program (NTSP) involves three key features:
- Financial support for two years of undergraduate teacher preparation.
- A series of professional experiences designed to support high-quality science teaching.
- Intensive and well-supervised school-based field experiences.
The project, Noyce at Montclair: Preparing the Effective Elementary Mathematics Teacher (PE2MT), is a Capacity Building project designed to increase the number of elementary teachers with extraordinary preparation for teaching mathematics. Drawing on shared resources and the ongoing collaborations between faculty in the College of Science and Mathematics and the College of Education and Human Services, this project will develop an “enhanced” degree program leading to a bachelor of arts in mathematics with a concentration in K-6 teaching. The enhancing feature of the degree program that will prepare students for effective elementary mathematics teaching and leadership is an integration of the following experiences with coursework:
- Academic support for advanced content courses
- Enriched methods and specialized content courses
- Early and ongoing field experiences
- Undergraduate research experience
- In-service induction support.