- Year 2023
- NSF Award #2243225, 18529
- Registration Current Noyce Scholar
- First Name Ruben
- Last Name Reyes
- Discipline Mathematics, STEM Education (general)
- Institution California State University, Fresno
Learning mathematics is challenging and the perceived difficulty of college mathematics when compared to that learned in high school is a salient factor in attrition from mathematics (Carpi et al., 2013, Thiry et al. 2019). Yet substantial content knowledge and requisite skill in mathematics have been positively linked to efficacy and retention in teaching (Suárez & Wright 2019), leading in turn to retention in the teaching profession. This study, set in the context of a Noyce-funded mentoring program where participants are underrepresented and talented integrated mathematics credential majors, addresses how prospective teachers can be concurrently supported in a rigorous mathematics program as they develop the deep pedagogical knowing so necessary for teaching students in high-needs settings. In this poster session, two current NOYCE scholars will share their own experiences in the program and discuss how the mentoring activities helped them to develop deep pedagogical content knowledge in need of transitioning to beginning teachers.