The purpose of CalTeach Physical Sciences and Engineering (CTPSE) is to encourage undergraduates in chemistry, engineering, and physics to pursue a secondary science teaching credential in chemistry or physics. CTPSE is the second Noyce program awarded to UCSB (the other program, CalTeach Santa Barbara, is in its final year). CTPSE includes opportunities to learn to teach from award-winning science teachers at Dos Pueblos High School's Engineering Academy (DPEA) and Santa Barbara High School's (SBHS) Green Academy. Students receive stipends, course credit, and/or scholarships for their participation in CTPSE. Students can also receive mentoring if pursuing the Undergraduate Minor in Science and Mathematics Education and/or applying to a teacher education program. CTPSE is part of the larger UCSB CalTeach program.
For UCSB Undergraduates in Chemistry, Physics, or Engineering
UCSB undergraduates in chemistry, engineering, and physics can serve as Noyce Undergraduate Interns in science and engineering education. They can earn stipends for participation in classrooms. They can also participate in cohort-building, educational enrichment, and career guidance opportunities. We will award up to 10 Noyce Undergraduate Internships each year. We will begin accepting applications for these Internships in March 2014. There are two options for participation.
* Option 1: Receive up to a $2000 stipend for participation in a science and/or engineering summer camp. These summer camps run from two to four weeks and serve secondary school students. Undergraduates who select Option 1 are encouraged to continue their involvement in science and engineering teaching during the academic year at Dos Pueblos or Santa Barbara High School. Undergraduates can receive quarterly stipends up to $1000 for their continued participation.
* Option 2: Receive up to a $2000 stipend for participation in Dos Pueblo’s Engineering Academy or Santa Barbara High School’s Green Academy for five weeks in late August through September. Engage with high school students at the beginning of the K-12 academic year. Undergraduates who select Option 2 are encouraged to continue their involvement in science and engineering teaching during the academic year at Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy or Santa Barbara High School. Undergraduates can receive quarterly stipends up to $1000 for their continued participation.
For UCSB Teacher Candidates Pursing A Credential in Chemistry or Physics
UCSB teacher candidates pursuing a credential in physics or chemistry can apply to be a Noyce Teacher Scholar and receive up to a $20,000 scholarship. Each Scholar will complete her or his yearlong student teaching experience in either the Dos Pueblos or Santa Barbara High School Academies. Each will also participate in cohort-building, educational enrichment, and career guidance opportunities. In exchange for the scholarship, after graduation, Noyce Teacher Scholars must teach for two years in a high need school district. We will award up to 6 Noyce Teacher Scholarships each year. We will begin accepting applications for these Scholarships in March 2014.
Dr. Sue Johnson, CalTeach Program Director, at (805) 893-8091 or email@example.com
Dr. Darby Feldwinn, CalTeach Lecturer in Chemistry, at (805) 893-2127 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Julie Bianchini, CalTeach Faculty Director, at (805) 893-4110 or email@example.com
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 0934735 and Grant Number 1240075.
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