The National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program provides funding to institutions of higher education to provide scholarships, stipends, and programmatic support to recruit and prepare STEM majors and professionals to become K-12 teachers. Scholarship and stipend recipients are required to complete two years of teaching in a high-need school district for each year of support. The program seeks to increase the number of K-12 teachers with strong STEM content knowledge who teach in high-need school districts.
UCLA has received two Noyce awards. The first award ("Enabling more UCLA science teachers") was funded from 2004 - 2009, and the second award ("Tipping the Balance to STEM Teaching: Recruiting and Supporting UCLA Undergraduates") is currently funded from 2010 to 2016. The current award provides scholarships to students in the accelerated credential programs, STEP and JMEP.
This program provided scholarships to graduate students in the UCLA Graduate School of Education's Teacher Education Program (TEP) training to become secondary science teachers. The UCLA Teacher Education Program (TEP) is committed to training and supporting secondary science teachers for urban schools. The two-year M.Ed. program focuses on social justice and providing access to effective, engaging science instruction for students in urban schools. Students in the TEP program spend their first year taking courses in theory and methods, student teaching, and fulfilling requirements for earning a California single subject credential in science. During the second year of the program, they complete their course work and carry out a classroom-research project leading to the M.Ed. degree. This Noyce grant, which ended August 2009, has supported a total of 44 students during its five-year lifetime.
|2004 Noyce Scholars|
|Back Row: Jinsue Choi, Jennifer Yue, Kim Cahavira, Narcisco (Jay) Aguda, Yeni Garcia, Juan (Johnny) Jauregui|
|Front Row: Jenifer Wang, Nesanet Abegaze, Jasqueline (Kiki) Bispo, Noehmi Garcia|
|2005-06 Noyce Scholars|
|Back Row: Punjatorn (Tad) Chanudomchok, Rikki Marzan, Sean Kepple, Jolene Moleno, Manar Chaaban|
|Front Row: Marlena Ruberto, Julianne Thongma, Samantha Greenstein|
|2006-07 Noyce Scholars|
|Back Row: Michael Jiang, Eric Sun, Josh Jackson, Chris Miranda, Matthew Orique|
|Front row: Jeenah Park, Mariam Guirguis, Jennifer Yee, Molly Hendrick, Helen Shao, Vivian Wong|
|2007-08 Noyce Scholars|
|Back row: Violeta Ruiz, Michael Jiang, Zachary Cue|
|Front Row: Midd (Calee) Gilliland, Maggie Su, Sadaf Sehati, Blossom Kalllumka;, Kyle Pong|
|2008-09 Noyce Scholars|
|Victoria Lin, Robert Daniell, Elisa Fanchiang, James Beach III, Ami Takahashi, (Michael Bakal absent)|
Noyce Poster presented at 2009 Noyce PI Conference