UCSB's Noyce Scholarship Offerings
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), responds to the critical need for K-12 teachers of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) by encouraging talented STEM students and professionals to pursue teaching careers in elementary and secondary schools.
1. COLLABORATION FOR OPPORTUNITIES IN AND ADVANCEMENT IN STEM TEACHING AND LEARNING (COASTAL)
For Full-Time UCSB and SBCC Undergraduates Pursuing a Degree in a Science, Mathematics, or Engineering (including Computer Science) Discipline
Approximately 12 Noyce COASTAL Undergraduate Internships will be awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year. Interns will engage in three experiences to learn firsthand about the processes of teaching and learning science and engineering. Each of these experiences lasts 10 weeks and requires approximately 5 hours per week. Interns will engage with informal science educators at MOXI, high school teachers and their students in science and engineering classes held at the Dos Pueblos High School Engineering Academy, and science educators in an introduction-to-science-education-course at UCSB. They will receive a stipend of up to $2,600 for serving as a docent and teaching assistant, and course credit units for completing ED 131. (COASTAL Flyer)
Applications for 2021-2022 are coming soon.
For UCSB Teacher Candidates Pursuing a Credential in Science or Mathematics
Approximately 13 Noyce COASTAL Teacher Scholars will be awarded each year for four years, starting with the 2020-2021 academic year. Each Scholar will receive up to a $15,000 scholarship. They will learn about engineering by participating in the Dos Pueblos High School Engineering Academy (DPEA). They will also learn about informal science education centers by visiting MOXI (Santa Barbara's new science museum). Further, they will participate in cohort-building, educational enrichment, and career guidance opportunities. Finally, they can apply to earn an Industrial and Technology Education (ITE) credential in concert with their primary credential so as to teach engineering courses. In exchange for the scholarship, after graduation, Noyce COASTAL Teacher Scholars must teach for two years in a high-needs school district. See the following website for a list of high-need districts: https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/tcliDirectorySearch.action. Note that one cannot receive both a Noyce and a TEACH grant.
We will award up to 13 Noyce COASTAL Teacher Scholarships each year: Click here for an application.
Below is a video about UCSB Noyce Undergraduate Interns and Teacher Candidates at the DPEA.
2. STEM Teachers for English Language Learners: Excellence and Retention (STELLER)
For UCSB Teacher Candidates Pursing a Credential in Mathematics or Science
The 2020-2021 academic year is the last year of 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 (ELLs). They also will be expected to complete a methods course in science or mathematics on how to teach their discipline to ELLs. Further, they will 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-needs school district. See the following website for a list of high-need districts: https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/tcliDirectorySearch.action. Note that one cannot receive both a Noyce and a TEACH grant.
Dr. Karin Lohwasser, CalTeach Program Director, at 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