Emily Carver and Sydni Baker, recent graduates of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, presented at the 2018 Noyce Summit in Washington, DC this July. Carver represented the CTPSE Noyce Scholars and Baker the STELLER Noyce Scholars. Their poster presented lessons intentionally designed to support English learners—the products of lesson development, revision, and reflection cycle used in both the spring secondary science methods course and the secondary mathematics methods course at UCSB’s Teacher Education Program. Both Carver and Baker earned their single subject teaching credentials in science and M.Eds. this June.
The 2018 Noyce Summit theme was “Towards a 2026 STEM Education: Implications of Convergent Science for K-12 STEM Teacher Preparation in the Face of Changing Student Demographics.” The summit focused on the implications of the NSF Ten Big Ideas for Future Science Investments, which identifies a future STEM research agenda aimed at solving some of the most pressing societal problems.
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, part of the larger CalTeach program, is the second Noyce program awarded to UCSB. CTPSE includes opportunities to learn to teach from award-winning science teachers at Dos Pueblos High School’s Engineering Academy (DPEA).
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 focus on ways to effectively teach mathematics and science to English Language Learners (ELLs). Each candidate also participates in cohort-building, educational enrichment, and career guidance opportunities. Finally, scholars complete a second 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.