Overview of Noyce

CALTEACH PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING (CTPSE)

The purpose of CalTeach Physical Sciences and Engineering (CTPSE) is to encourage undergraduates in chemistry, engineering, computer science, 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 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, computer science, and physics can serve as Noyce Undergraduate Interns in science and engineering education. They can earn stipends for their participation in classrooms. They can also participate in cohort-building, educational enrichment, and career guidance opportunities.

More specifically, the Noyce CTPSE Internship consists of a 6-week intensive summer experience (with an award of up to a $2,000 summer stipend) and regular participation during the academic year (with an award of up to a $1,000 stipend per quarter). (Note that if a student is receiving academic credit for participating in a classroom, he or she cannot receive a stipend for the same hours.) The purpose of the internship is to engage with high school students in the teaching and learning of science and engineering. See the application for additional details.

We will award up to 10 Noyce CTPSE Undergraduate Internships each year. Applications for these Internships are due Friday, March 15, 2015.

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 CTPSE Teacher Scholar and receive up to a $20,000 scholarship. Each Scholar will complete his or her 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 CTPSE Teacher Scholars must teach for two years in a high-need school district.

We will award up to 6 Noyce CTPSE Teacher Scholarships each year. Applications for these Scholarships are due in February 2015

STEM Teachers for English Language Learners: Excellence and Retention (STELLER)

UCSB teacher candidates pursuing a credential in mathematics or science can apply to be a Noyce STELLER Teacher Scholar and receive up to a $14,500 scholarship. Scholars will focus on ways to effectively teach mathematics and science to English Language Learners.  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 8 Noyce STELLER Teacher Scholarships each year. Applications for these Scholarships are due in February 2015. 

Questions?

Dr. Sue Johnson, CalTeach Program Director, at (805) 893-8091 or sjohnson@education.ucsb.edu

Dr. Darby Feldwinn, CalTeach Lecturer in Chemistry, at (805) 893-2127 or feldwinn@chem.ucsb.edu

Dr. Julie Bianchini, CalTeach Faculty Director, at (805) 893-4110 or jbianchi@education.ucsb.edu

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 0934735, Grant Number 1240075, and Grant Number 1439923.