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Robert Noyce STEM Fellows program to offer stipends for master’s program

TAMPA, Fla. – The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education are offering $30,000 stipends to 31 professionals who are interested in earning their teaching credentials in mathematics and science through the one-year accelerated Master of Arts in Teaching program at USF. The program will begin in fall 2011, and applications can be submitted beginning Sept. 1, 2010.

The Robert Noyce STEM Fellows program offers these stipends to science, technology, engineering and mathematics professionals who want to teach grades 6-12 in the areas of science and mathematics. The stipend is intended to cover the cost of attendance (i.e. tuition and fees) and other expenses. In return for this stipend, Robert Noyce STEM scholars will commit to teaching for at least two years in one of the following school districts: Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk or Sarasota.

To be considered for this program, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline (mathematics, biology, chemistry, engineering, etc.) or its equivalent, and have earned a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or better in all upper division coursework. Applicants who have completed graduate coursework must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). In addition, a passing score on the Florida Teacher Certification General Knowledge Test or Graduate Records Exam (GRE) is required. Applicants must have demonstrated subject matter competence with evidence of appropriate coursework in mathematics or science.

Potential USF Robert Noyce STEM Fellows must demonstrate an interest in teaching secondary school mathematics or science and demonstrate an interest in teaching a diverse student population. Fellows must participate in out of class learning experiences encouraged by the program.

To apply for this fellowship, you must seek admission to the USF MAT 6-12 Mathematics or MAT 6-12 Science program. A letter of interest and three letters of reference must be submitted to Angela Rogers in the College of Education.

The National Science Foundation is funding this program with a $1.2 million grant. For more information about this program, please visit the College of Education’s website.

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Author: Michele Dye