- Year 2022
- NSF Noyce Award # 1950013
- First Name David
- Last Name Kumar
- Discipline N/A
David Kumar & Sharon Moffitt, Florida Atlantic University; John Pecore, University of West Florida; Maria Fernandez, Florida International University; Ann Cavallo, University of Texas Arlington
There is a need to train, place and retain qualified STEM teachers in high need school districts. This Noyce Track 4 effort studies various aspects of STEM teacher development in university programs 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 and the change in demographics of the candidate pool during the process.
The overall mixed method approach includes inventory, survey and interviews. This poster presents preliminary findings from a literature review of evaluation reports and the programmatic inventory.
Findings show the importance of several aspects of the program to include, opportunities for reflection, mentoring, time spent in high need settings and professional development. Trends in demographics revealed higher attrition rate among minorities.
Our research project will provide information on various aspects during the development of Noyce Scholars in participating universities and the impact on placing and retaining STEM teachers in high need school districts.