- Year 2023
- NSF Award #2050676
- Registration Former Noyce Scholar
- First Name Bryant
- Last Name Cooper
- Discipline STEM Education (general)
- Institution Calirfornia State University, Northridge
The Track 1 CSUN Noyce Program is a collaboration among faculty in the Colleges of Science and Mathematics and Education and provides one-year stipends to STEM degree holders as they earn their teaching credentials and up to three-year scholarships to undergraduates majoring in science and math as they complete their majors. The program provides stipends to undergraduate STEM majors as “Noyce Interns” so they may explore teaching as a possible career and to Scholars during their first year of teaching. All Scholars and Interns participate in monthly professional development with faculty directors, Noyce Mentors, and Teachers in Residences who are alumni of previous Noyce Projects. There are lesson study opportunities for student teachers to work with experienced teachers on creating, testing, analyzing, and revising lesson plans. In addition, Scholars are funded to attend regional and national subject matter and education conferences. Recruitment efforts include work with Science, Math, and Secondary Education Departments and student organizations within these departments. Noyce Scholars’ sharing their experiences and information about the program with classmates and others continues to generate the largest, most diverse, and most qualified candidate pool. Another key framework has been to recruit undergraduates as Noyce Interns and provide them with early experiences in classrooms and other learning environments with no commitment to teaching. These early experiences help students decide whether they want to pursue teaching as a career. A majority of Noyce Interns have gone on to become Noyce Scholars. The program is on track to meet the target numbers of Scholars and Interns.