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ERIC Number: EJ1161359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Impact of a Robert Noyce Scholarship on STEM Teacher Recruitment
Morrell, Patricia D.; Salomone, Stephanie
Journal of College Science Teaching, v47 n2 p16-21 Nov 2017
Funding from the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program supports the University of Portland Noyce Scholars and Interns Program (University of Portland Noyce Program). This study examined the first 3 years of the University of Portland Noyce Program to determine its effectiveness in attracting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors to the teaching profession, using surveys and focus group interviews. The internship portion of the program, which sponsors a summer experience, was successful in opening the eyes of the interns to the teaching profession. Only one of the interns went on to enroll in the MAT program; others expressed an interest in teaching in some form: as an outreach volunteer, in higher education, or down the road as a second career. In terms of actual change in career pathways, however, the internship program was not an effective use of Noyce funding. Over the past 3 years, 16 students have completed the scholars portion of the University of Portland Noyce Program. All scholars indicated the Noyce grant funds influenced their decision to become a teacher but to differing degrees. All scholars who completed the program currently teach in highneed schools. The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program does appear to assist in transitioning those with an undergraduate STEM background into the teaching profession.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon (Portland)
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1240040