NOYCE Scholar Information
Are you graduating in May, 2013, with a degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) discipline?
Are you applying to a credential program for 2013‐2014 intending to earn a teaching credential in mathematics?
You may qualify for a $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP
For applications to either CSU Monterey Bay and CSU Channel Islands programs, please send an email to the respective campus director listed below.
Welcome to the California Coast Noyce Scholars. The CCNS program seeks to increase the number of highly qualified mathematics teachers with a commitment to teach in secondary schools in California. This National Science Foundation funding provides scholarship support and professional development for talented and motivated mathematics majors and credential candidates who commit to teaching in high need school districts.
This grant establishes the California Coast Noyce Scholarship (CCNS) partnership among three CSU campuses—Humboldt State University (HSU), CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI), and CSU Monterey Bay (CSUMB), in order to double preparation of outstanding math teachers. The strategies of this Noyce partnership are unique, addressing the fact that the lead campus, HSU, has many undergraduates in STEM majors interested in teaching careers but is located in the north coast region of the state, with limited demand for new teachers. The other two institutions are (1) CSUCI, located west of Los Angeles and serving primarily Ventura, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara Counties, and (2) CSUMB, south of San Francisco, serving Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and surrounding counties. They are in two of the highest-growth regions in the state and these institutions are not able to meet the large local demand for mathematics teachers. Through this partnership, undergraduate Noyce Scholars will be able to complete a STEM degree at any of the three campuses, transfer seamlessly to one of the other partner campuses for their teaching credential, and continue as a Noyce Scholar during their post-baccalaureate teacher certification (credential) program. The pathway will typically be from HSU to CSUCI and CSUMB to prepare Noyce Scholars for the teacher-shortage regions these campuses serve.
Noyce Scholars on each campus will complete a rigorous undergraduate mathematics program and teacher certification program. The CCNS project will be an integral part of the mathematics major on each campus and will include significant support for Scholars as undergraduates and during their teacher credential program. The three campuses will collaborate in an ongoing basis on common projects and through continuous interaction in an online Noyce Scholars Teaching Commons. In addition, they will jointly host an annual conference for the Noyce Scholars on the three campuses to meet one another, learn together, share ideas and practices, and become part of a community that will continue as they begin their teaching careers.