- Year 2023
- NSF Noyce Award # 1950013
- First Name David
- Last Name Kumar
- Discipline Chemistry, STEM Education (general)
David Kumar, Sharon Moffitt, and Noah Corbett, Florida Atlantic University; Michael Hansen, Brookings Institution; Li Feng, Texas State University; Ann Cavallo, University of Texas Arlington; John Pecore, University of West Florida; Maria Fernandez, Florida International University
The need to train, place and retain qualified STEM teachers in high need school districts is more critical than ever before. This Noyce Track 4 project studies various aspects of STEM teacher development in university programs, graduates and administrators of employing high need school districts to determine the impact of the Noyce scholarship programs.
The multi stage project is studying the varying levels of success in identifying and preparing Noyce Scholars for high need school districts.
The overall mixed method approach includes inventory, survey and interviews. This poster presents an update of the Track 4 activities and selected findings from an alumni survey.
A survey of recent graduates from the four collaborating institutions was administered through Qualtrics. The survey focused on factors such as the essence of teachers’ experiences in the Noyce program, teaching placements, and commitment to the profession and working in high-need settings. Selected results of the alumni survey data analysis in progress are discussed, with implications for STEM teacher pipeline to high need school districts.
Our research project will provide information on various aspects of STEM teacher preparation participating universities and the impact on placing and retaining STEM teachers in high need school districts.