What Is It?

There is a critical need for K-12 teachers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Ithaca College Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship program seeks to encourage talented STEM majors students or graduates interested in STEM-focused childhood education to pursue teaching careers in high-need schools in the fields of Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, STEM-focused Childhood Education, Earth Science, Mathematics, and Physics. The program provides $10,000 - $25,000 scholarships toward the cost of attendance at Ithaca College. After you graduate, we continue to mentor and support you as you begin teaching. 

How Does it Work for Undergraduate Candidates?

  • The pre-application phase of the program begins in your junior year. You’ll take an early field experience course in which you observe and participate in a middle-school classroom; you’ll also take a linking course in which you connect ideas from your undergraduate mathematics and science classes to concepts that you’ll teach in middle and high school.
  • Scholarship applications are due in the spring semester.
  • In your senior year, you will complete a math or science-related major, take education courses, spend a week at Frederick Douglass Academy in New York City, and work in tutoring experiences both on- and off-campus.
  • Scholars enroll in IC’s MAT program, in which you tutor high school students and spend a semester teaching in middle and high schools under the guidance of IC faculty and mentor teachers.
  • After you graduate, you will teach for four years in a high-need school district. You’ll return to IC during the summers for workshops and conferences, and IC faculty will visit you at your own school.

Master of Arts in Teaching in Adolescence Education and Master of Science in Childhood Education Only Tracks

  • We especially encourage outstanding candidates admitted to our M.A.T. in Adolescence Education program in Agricultural Education, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Mathematics, and Physics and our Master of Science in Childhood Education to apply for a scholarship in their graduate year. Contact the project director Professor Rogers, mrogers@ithaca.edu, for more information about applying.