About the Vanderbilt-Fisk Noyce Program

Recruitment and Preparation of Next Generation STEM Teachers is a Noyce program for STEM majors interested in exploring a career in teaching.

By partnering with our M.Ed. in Secondary Education, STEM graduates from any university can apply to Vanderbilt’s secondary education program and earn an MEd and licensure while working as a Noyce scholar. Additionally, undergraduate STEM majors from Vanderbilt or Fisk University can start the program during their senior year. The Noyce program offers support for students through: a generous stipend, mentoring by university and K-12 faculty, collaboration between education and STEM faculty at both universities, and individualized educational plans.

The Recruitment and Preparation of Next Generation STEM Teachers Noyce program is committed to improving K-12 science and math education in high-need school settings through a unique teacher training program for highly qualified STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) majors. Our program allows students to gain the necessary skills and experience to succeed as highly qualified teachers in high-need school. Students are supported through coursework designed to address the newest findings in educational research and current understanding of teaching skills, and through an apprenticeship with a teacher mentor in 6-12 classrooms.  Through this program, students will complete the courses necessary for both a master’s degree in education and teacher licensure in grades 6-12.

The Recruitment and Preparation of Next Generation STEM Teachers Program at Vanderbilt is funded through the NSF Robert Noyce Scholarship Program. The project is a collaborative effort between Vanderbilt University, Fisk University and Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. Our goal is to create a sustainable pipeline for next generation STEM teachers to thrive in teaching.

Vanderbilt University is proud to partner with Fisk University and Metro Nashville Public Schools. Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship is funded by National Science Foundation.


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