What does it mean to be a Noyce Scholar?

  • A Noyce Scholarship is a competitive, prestigious award that is widely recognized and valued by school districts.
  • Noyce Scholars receive a tuition scholarship of $15,000 on the condition that they teach in high-needs school districts for a minimum of two years within eight years after graduating. Noyce Scholars are also eligible to apply for additional partial scholarship funds.
  • Noyce Scholars receive high-quality preparation to teach in high-needs schools and districts.
  • Noyce Scholars receive funding to attend professional conferences.
  • Noyce Scholars participate in significant field experiences in high-needs urban and rural schools.
  • Noyce Scholars receive ongoing professional development once they are working in schools after receiving their Master’s Degree.
  • Noyce Scholars become part of an ongoing professional learning community of Noyce graduates.

What Ithaca College. Masters programs do Noyce Scholars enroll in?

M.A.T. in Adolescence Education (with N.Y.S. certification to teach Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Math, and Physics in grades 7-12)

Master’s in Childhood Education (with certification to teach grades 1-6)

  • Intensive, full-time, 13-month Master’s program leading to N.Y.S. teaching certification (recognized by most other states). A new cohort of students begins the program in late May each year and is eligible for teaching certification, a master’s degree, and the job search by the following summer
  • Total tuition cost: $28,044 (M.A.T.)/ $29,602 (Childhood Education)
  • Close collaboration with faculty members and local public school teachers
  • An emphasis on theory-practice connections and culturally-responsive teaching
  • Multiple and varied field experiences including a week-long Urban Education Experience at our partner schools in New York City
  • Consistent emphasis on equity and social justice

What are the admissions requirements?

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Completion of prerequisites, including for your particular teacher certification area (Biology Education, Chemistry Education, Earth Science Education, Math Education, or Physics Education)
  • Submission of G.R.E. scores
  • Submission of an online application (including personal statements and letters of recommendations)
  • Admissions Interview