Mobilizing STEM Talent for STEM Teaching is a Noyce program for STEM majors interested in exploring a career in teaching. Undergraduate STEM majors from Vanderbilt or Fisk University can start the program in their senior year. STEM graduates from any university can apply to Vanderbilt’s secondary education program and earn an MEd and licensure. The Noyce program offers support for students in the form of a generous stipend, mentoring by university and K-12 faculty, collaboration between education and STEM faculty at both universities, and educational plans that are individualized for each student.
The Mobilizing STEM Talent for STEM Teaching program is committed to improving K-12 science and math education in urban 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 urban schools. 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 Mobilizing STEM Talent for STEM Teaching 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 to create a sustainable pipeline for STEM teachers. A total of 25 students will be supported for a two year pre-service program that will lead to teacher licensure and employment in the local school system.
Vanderbilt University is proud to partner with Fisk University and Metro Nashville Public Schools. Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship is funded by National Science Foundation (#1439866).