- Year 2019
- NSF Noyce Award # 1758505
- First Name Salam
- Last Name Khan
- Discipline Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics
Salam Khan, Alabama A&M University, email@example.com; Samantha Strachan, Alabama A&M University, firstname.lastname@example.org
There has been a pervasive teacher shortage in North Alabama. This AAMU Noyce program will increase the number of well qualified science and mathematics teachers.
This presentation will provide an overview of the newly-implemented Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program at Alabama A&M University. The program’s focus on recruiting the next generation of science and mathematics teachers will be discussed.
The following recruitment strategies we used: Working closely with the Admissions Office, Freshman Academy, and the Registrar’s Office at Alabama A&M University to identify enrolled freshman, sophomore, and transfer students who are majoring in STEM disciplines; Working closely with Community Colleges partners to identify and engage freshman and sophomore students who express interest in teaching. -Advertising the Those Who Can Teach Project, student eligibility, and application information using Alabama A&M University’s public relation’s channels (email, Facebook pages, and radio station); Using created Facebook and Twitter pages to advertise the Those Who Can Teach Project. These pages will provide updates on the program as well as eligibility and application information for interested students; Creating a project webpage that will be placed on Alabama A&M University’s website. The webpage will provide details about the program and well as information about student eligibility
We have recruited 4 scholars for Fall 2019 and 6 scholar for Spring 2020.
This program will serve to help remedy the shortage of science and mathematics teachers and will provide promise for expanding this program for the recruitment, retention, and preparation of STEM teachers. The broader impact of this work also centers on the increased diversity of science and mathematics teachers as well as the fulfillment of community needs in increasing the pool of qualified educators in north Alabama.