Rio Salado College is actively seeking qualified applicants for its National Science Foundation Noyce Scholars Program. The Application Deadline is June 1.
Applicants must a U.S. citizen, an Arizona resident, have a minimum of three years’ experience in a STEM related field, a bachelor’s degree in a science, engineering, or mathematics discipline, and commit to teach for two years in a high-need school. Selected participants will receive a stipend of $16,500 to complete a comprehensive 12-month teacher certification program with online course instruction and onsite teaching experiences.
The application deadline is June 1, 2012
Noyce Scholars Program (SMILE)
Rio Salado College has received a National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Scholarship Grant for its SMILE (Science and Math Innovative Learning Environments) for Encore Careers in Education program. This grant is a stipend award program for professionals in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields who are transitioning into teaching careers.
The Noyce Scholars Program seeks to encourage talented STEM professionals to teach mathematics and science in grades 7-12. In addition to full tuition and fees, the program provides stipend disbursements to assist with other educational expenses.
The Noyce Scholars Program is a 12-month academic program for post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees. Successful participants will earn a teaching credential and must commit to teaching for two years in high-need areas in grade 7-12 school districts.
Application Process Rio Salado College is currently recruiting scholars who are U.S. citizens, have acceptable results of a fingerprint background check in accordance with Arizona Department of Education, and have a bachelor’s degree or higher in a STEM area and three or more years of experience in a non-education STEM career.