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Preparing the Effective Elementary Mathematics Teacher

New NSF grant puts PE2MT into practice. Read the article

directors and students involved in the Noyce Math Program

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Goal of the Noyce at 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 receives 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 four years in that school).

Program Components

BS 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 BS 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 Experience

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.

Undergraduate Research Experience

In our effort to familiarize scholars with research, MATH 491: Research in Mathematics Education is an elective that provides students with undergraduate research experience.

Induction Support

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?

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1660719. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.