Overview of Noyce

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 2019-2020 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 3 units of course credit for completing ED 131. (COASTAL Flyer, Press Release)

Submit an application by emailing Karin Lohwasser at Loh2o@ucsb.edu: APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

For UCSB Teacher Candidates Pursuing a Credential in Science

Approximately 13 Noyce COASTAL Teacher Scholars will be awarded each year for five years, starting with the 2020-2021 academic year. Each Scholar will receive up to a $15,000 scholarship. They will complete part of their student teaching experience 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: Application are coming soon. They will be due February 14, 2020.

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

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.

We will award up to 8 Noyce STELLER Teacher Scholarships each year: Application coming soon. They will be due February 14, 2020.

3. CALTEACH PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING (CTPSE)

For UCSB Teacher Candidates Pursuing a Credential in Chemistry or Physics

The 2019-2020 academic year is the last year of CTPSE. The purpose of 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/or San Marcos High School (SMHS). Students receive scholarships for their participation in CTPSE. CTPSE is part of the larger UCSB CalTeach program.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 part of his or her student teaching experience in the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy, Santa Barbara High School Green Academy, and/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 their primary 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://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/tcliDirectorySearch.action. Note that one cannot receive both a Noyce and a TEACH grant.

QUESTIONS?

Dr. Karin Lohwasser, CalTeach Program Director, at loh2o@education.ucsb.edu

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

Dr. Chris Ograin, CalTeach Lecturer in Mathematics at (805) 893-5912 or ograin@math.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, Grant Number 1439923, and Grant Number 1852798. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.