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Accepting Applications for Noyce Master Teacher Fellowships in STEM

The USF College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences are thrilled to announce an opportunity for Hillsborough County Public School teachers. With funding from the National Science Foundation, the Noyce Master Teacher Fellowship provides an opportunity for 20 (two cohorts of 10) STEM teachers working in grades 6-12 to obtain their M.Ed. degree during the first year of participation in the program. Each Fellow will receive an annual salary supplement in exchange for an additional four years of teaching in the district.

The project addresses a national interest by providing advanced education and authentic, action-oriented, training to support the development of STEM Master Teacher Fellows. The project's objective is to develop grades 6-12 STEM teachers' knowledge, confidence, and leadership skills to provide mechatronics-based lessons that include a wide range of experiential education activities to appeal to a diverse student population in their classrooms and after-school programs; thereby broadening participation in STEM.

Read eligibility requirements and information on how to apply.

We congratulate our USF faculty on this project who were awarded $3 million from the National Science Foundation, including Dr. Ruthmae Sears, Professor of Mathematics Education and Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Stephanie Arthur, Assistant Professor of Science Education, and Kelley Schuler, Assistant Director, Coalition for Science Literacy and Project Manager, Dr. Alexandro Castellanos (co-PI), Dr. Robert Potter (co-PI), and Dr. Brandy Jackson (co-PI).

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About the USF College of Education:

As the home for more than 2,200 students and 130 faculty members across three campuses, the University of South Florida College of Education offers state-of-the-art teacher training and collegial graduate studies designed to empower educational leaders. Our college is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and our educator preparation programs are fully approved by the Florida Department of Education.