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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Academic Focus: Recipient must be either a current UCR:

Single-Subject Science or Mathematics Teaching Credential Candidate in the UCR teaching credential program and have already earned or expected to earn a STEM Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) 

Academic Status: Good Standing

GPA: 3.0 or above (cumulative for credential candidates and completion of 90+ units for junior and senior level students)

Early Field Experiences: Early field work experiences

Teaching Credential Potential: Demonstrated eligibility for UCR Teaching Credential Program

Citizenship: U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Permanent Resident Alien

Exam Completion: CBEST Exam
CSET science/mathematics Exam - one subtest

Agreement to Teaching Terms and Condition stated below: Accepting the Noyce award requires the recipient to commit to teaching in a high-need school district for two years for each year of Noyce Program support. If the teaching obligation is not met, the scholarship (remaining amount) must be repaid with interest.

Advanced Field Experiences (preferred, not required): SMI & ALPHA Apprentice Program or equivalent

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Noyce Scholarship selection review will be based on:

Academic Merit (Primary Consideration)

  • Demonstrated academic excellence as confirmed by academic transcripts
  • Potential to meet UCR credential program requirements
  • Personal Narrative Essays
  • Letters of Recommendation

Demonstrated motivation and interest to the teaching profession

Financial Need (Secondary Consideration)

  • It has at least one school in which 50% or more of the enrolled students are eligible for participation in free or reduced lunch program.
  • It has at least one school in which: (i) more than 34% of the academic classroom teachers at the secondary level (across all academic subjects) do not have an undergraduate degree with a major or minor in, or a graduate degree in, the academic field in which they teach the largest percentage of their classes; or (ii) more than 34% of teachers in two of the academic departments who do not have an undergraduate degree with a major or minor in, or a graduate degree in, the academic field in which they teach the largest percentage of their classes.
  • It has at least one school whose teacher attrition rate has been 15% or more over the last three school years. What the UCR Noyce Program  

DEADLINES

For Priority Review: by noon on 1/25/13 (F)

For Regular Review: by noon on 3/25/13 (M)

 

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INFORMATIONAL SEMINAR

December 3, 2012
12:00-1:00 p.m.
1315 Pierce Hall

 Sign-up is required.

                                  TEACHING TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Accepting the Noyce Scholarship award requires the recipient to commit to teaching in a high-need school district for two years for each year of Noyce Program support. If the teaching obligation is not met, the scholarship must be repaid with interest.

WHAT IS A HIGH-NEED SCHOOL DISTRICT?

The National Science Foundation defines a school district as high-need if it meets at least one of the following criteria:

It has at least one school in which 50% or more of the enrolled students are eligible for participation in free or reduced lunch program.

It has at least one school in which: (i) more than 34% of the academic classroom teachers at the secondary level (across all academic subjects) do not have an undergraduate degree with a major or minor in, or a graduate degree in, the academic field in which they teach the largest percentage of their classes; or (ii) more than 34% of teachers in two of the academic departments who do not have an undergraduate degree with a major or minor in, or a graduate degree in, the academic field in which they teach the largest percentage of their classes.

It has at least one school whose teacher attrition rate has been 15% or more over the last three school years.  


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