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 first program, CalTeach Santa Barbara, ended in 2014). CTPSE includes opportunities to learn to teach from award-winning science teachers at Dos Pueblos High School's Engineering Academy (DPEA), Santa Barbara High School's (SBHS) Green Academy, and San Marcos High School (SMHS). 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.
Below is a video about CTPSE Interns and Teacher Candidates at DPEA.
For UCSB Undergraduates in Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, 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. Download an application here due May 20, 2016: 2016-2017 CTPSE Intern Application.pdf
For UCSB Teacher Candidates Pursuing 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 $21,000 scholarship. Each Scholar will complete part of his or her student teaching experience in the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy, Santa Barbara High School Green Academy, or San Marcos High School. Each will also participate in cohort-building, educational enrichment, and career guidance opportunities. Further, interested Scholars can apply to earn an Industrial Technology credential in concert with a Physics credential so as to teach engineering courses. In exchange for the scholarship, after graduation, Noyce CTPSE Teacher Scholars must teach for two years in a high-need school district. See the following website for a list of high-need districts: https://www.tcli.ed.gov/CBSWebApp/tcli/TCLIPubSchoolSearch.jsp
We will award up to 6 Noyce CTPSE Teacher Scholarships each year. Download an application here: CLOSED for 2016-2017
STEM Teachers for English Language Learners: Excellence and Retention (STELLER)
For UCSB Teacher Candidates Pursing a Credential in Mathematics or Science
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 (ELLs). Each will also participate in cohort-building, educational enrichment, and career guidance opportunities. Finally, Scholars will be expected to complete a methods course in science or mathematics on how to teach their discipline to ELLs. In exchange for the scholarship, after graduation, Noyce Teacher Scholars must teach for two years in a high-need school district. See the following website for a list of high-need districts: https://www.tcli.ed.gov/CBSWebApp/tcli/TCLIPubSchoolSearch.jsp
We will award up to 8 Noyce STELLER Teacher Scholarships each year. Download an application here: CLOSED for 2016-2017
Dr. Sue Johnson, CalTeach Program Director, at (805) 893-8091 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Darby Feldwinn, CalTeach Lecturer in Chemistry, at (805) 893-2127 or email@example.com
Dr. Chris Ograin, CalTeach Lecturer in Mathematics at (805) 893-5912 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Julie Bianchini, CalTeach Faculty Director, at (805) 893-4110 or email@example.com
2015 NARST CONFERENCE PAPER: For a copy of our paper on the eight science and engineering practices, please click here to download.