- Year 2018
- NSF Award #1540713
- Registration Current Noyce Scholar
- First Name Jennifer
- Last Name Williams
- Discipline Math
- Institution Minnesota State University Moorhead
The primary outcome of this Track I, Phase I scholarship grant made possible by the collaboration between a) Minnesota State University Moorhead, b) partnering urban school districts (Moorhead, Fargo,
West Fargo), rural school districts (Lakes Country Regional Cooperative) and c) two-year institution project affiliates (M State and White Earth Tribal Community College), is to facilitate licensure for 35 new STEM teachers over five years in outstate Minnesota. High need districts in small urban and rural
communities are seeking STEM teachers with specific training and experiences to be adequately prepared to help their growing numbers of economically and ethnically diverse students.
The proposed project will provide 50 scholarships/stipends to a) 16 STEM majors to obtain a math or science license through the addition of a fifth year, b) 4 STEM education majors to add a STEM major and a second licensure area, and c) 15 returning STEM graduates to add a math or science license, increasing the production of highly qualified math and science teachers in the region. Each Scholar will take a STEM-based Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) course and will have field
experiences with diverse students.