North Carolina State University announced the 2015 cohort of Noyce Mathematics Education Teaching Scholars (METS). The Noyce METS program is funded with about 1 million dollars from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program. This local program aims to increase the number of highly qualified secondary mathematics teachers prepared at NC State University with a major in a mathematical science and a major in mathematics education.
The scholars work together as a community with faculty at NC State and students and teachers at local high needs high schools. The principal investigator of the Noyce METS II program is Dr. Karen Hollebrands, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor and Professor in Mathematics Education. The co-principal investigators are Drs. Hollylynne Lee, Laura Bottomley and Molly Fenn.
Two scholars were recently selected to become part of a national community of Noyce scholars. Noyce Scholars receive substantial financial benefits to assist with tuition, living costs, conference travel, and technology materials. These scholars develop an understanding of mathematics needed for teaching, are well prepared to be leaders in technological innovation to improve student understanding, and are committed to working with students in high-needs school districts.
Emily Hunt is a rising junior. She is majoring in Mathematics Education and Mathematics, and plans to student teach and graduate in the Spring of 2016. Hunt is a member of the swimming and cru clubs at NC State. Undergraduates receive $36,000 for the last four semesters of their programs. She must pursue a double degree in mathematics education and mathematics or statistics and maintain an overall GPA of 3.0. After graduating, she will teach in a high-needs school district for four years.
Clark Goldentyer is a Master of Arts in Teaching graduate student with an undergraduate degree in mathematics and sociology from Guilford College. He plans to student teach and graduate in the spring of 2016. Goldentyer is a graduate scholar and will receive a $25,000 scholarship to pursue a Masters degree in Mathematics Education that leads to an initial license to teach middle or high school mathematics. After graduation, he will teach for two years in a high-needs school district.
The Noyce METS Phase II plans to fund 14 undergraduate and graduate scholars. Undergraduate scholars can receive $36,000 for their last four semesters while graduate scholars receive $25,000 for 2-3 semesters of coursework. Click for eligibility and application requirements. Applications are available now and due April 7, 2015 for the next cohort. For more information, please contact Emily Thrasher(link sends e-mail).