Robert Noyce STEM Scholars Program


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With each member of the final cohort expected to begin teaching in the fall, the program will have produced 28 teachers. These scholars will be responsible for over 3,000 students during the 2015-16 academic year, and each subsequent year if they remain in teaching. Based on scholar reporting from the end of the 2014-15 academic year, most program completers are expected to continue to teach in Title I districts, in furtherance of the goals of the Noyce STEM Scholars program. Noyce scholars have forged relationship between and among participants from different cohorts; program completers in early cohorts are working with the last cohort of scholars. Additionally, scholars have committed to work with STEM education majors at USF beyond the funding period.






Cohort Updates for 2014-15


Nine additional scholarships were awarded for the term beginning August 2014, bringing the total number of awards to 32. Of these 32 scholars, 20 completed their Masters of Arts in Education (MAT) program (15 science and 5 math), and eight are currently enrolled in the MAT program (6 science and 2 math). Of all scholars, there are 23 females and nine males. Twenty-two scholars are white, four black or African American, and four Asian; five scholars identified as being Hispanic. Two scholars did not report a race or ethnicity.


The 2014 cohort of nine Scholars began the Master of Arts in Teaching Program at USF. During this time, members of the cohort:
• Successfully completed their first two semesters of coursework.
• Engaged in two robust clinical experiences (typically MAT students are only required to complete one early field experience). One clinical experience was at a middle school, the other at a high school.
• Participated in additional professional development activities (all members of the cohort were accepted into SCATTER, the College’s honors organization, which required that they engage in numerous professional development opportunities).
• Met regularly to discuss progress with faculty.

The 2013 cohort of five Scholars transitioned from preservice to inservice teachers.
• Completed their MAT Program requirements, including the final internship.
• The five members of the cohort elected to complete an internship which also served as a full-time teaching assignment for the 2014-15 academic year; thereby completing the first year of required teaching under the terms of the award.
• Engaged in district-provided professional development.

The 2011 and 2012 cohorts continued their teaching careers.
• Members of the 2012 cohort taught in their field of specialization, as per the requirements under the terms of the reward.
• Engaged in district-provided professional development.




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











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