Robert Noyce STEM Scholars Program

 

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Applicants

Scholars will be expected to have the following:

  1. a bachelor’s degree in STEM discipline (mathematics, biology, chemistry, engineering, etc.) or its equivalent;
  2. a 3.0 (“B”) on a 4.0 scale average or better in all work attempted while registered as an upper division student (usually last two years of coursework) working for a baccalaureate degree, or a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale average of graduate work;
  3. passing score on the Florida Teacher Certification General Knowledge Test or Graduate Records Exam; and
  4. demonstrated subject matter competence with evidence of appropriate coursework in mathematics or science. The transcript(s) must include 30 credit hours of coursework in the appropriate certification field (i.e., mathematics, biology, chemistry, earth/space science, or physics).

 

 

 

In addition, potential USF Robert Noyce STEM Fellows must:

  • demonstrate an interest in teaching secondary school mathematics or science,
  • demonstrate an interest in teaching a diverse student population,
  • participate in and out of class learning experiences encouraged by the Program.

IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL SCHOLARSHIPS HAVE BEEN AWARDED.

STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT NEW OPPURTUNITIES

Application Process

Applying to the MAT 6-12 Mathematics or MAT 6-12 Science Program

  1. Take the Florida Teacher Certification General Knowledge Test or Graduate Records Exam scores, and submit it to the College of Education Graduate Admissions.
  2. Complete the Graduate School Application as a Degree Seeking student, and submit it to the Graduate Admissions Office. You can apply online by going to the Graduate Online Application at https://secure.vzcollegeapp.com/usf/, or call 831-974-8800.
  3. Be sure that you apply for admission into the appropriate program - MAT 6-12 Science or MAT 6-12 Mathematics.
  4. Have your transcripts sent to the Graduate School Admissions Office.

Applying for the Robert Noyce STEM Fellows Program

photoPotential candidates are encouraged to apply for the Noyce Fellows Program at the same time they submit their graduate application. This will expedite the review process. To apply to the program, please submit the following items:

  • A letter of interest*  (no more than 3-pages) that addresses your interest in teaching secondary school mathematics or science, 
    your interest in teaching a diverse student population, and your willingness participate in and out of class learning experiences encouraged by the Program.
  • Three letters of reference*, including at least one letter from someone who can attest to your content knowledge and at least one letter from someone who can attest to your potential as an effective teacher.

 

What to expect when you have completed the application process
                    
Once the admissions packet is complete, the Graduate School will send your complete application to the College of Education and the respective program areas for consideration. Once the we receive your completed application, the following will occur:

  1. The Program faculty will either (a) contact you for additional information, if required, (b) defer admission until you meet the necessary criteria, or (c) deny admission.
  2.  The Graduate Admissions Office will notify you of the admissions decision.
  3. If admitted, then your application will be considered for the Noyce Fellows Program.
  4. We will begin reviewing applications for the Fellowship on February 24th, 2014. Potential candidates are encouraged to submit all necessary information to ensure full and timely consideration.
  5.  Students who are awarded the Fellowships will be notified in early April.
  6.  Noyce Fellows will be expected to take the courses outlined in the accelerated course schedule on a full-time basis.

 

Dr. Jason Jude Smith, Program Manager
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave, EDU105
Tampa, Fl 33620
Phone: 813-974-1345
Email:jjs2@usf.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

 

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