KSU program to award teaching scholarships

Staff report


The Kent State University Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program will award 10 scholarships in the amount of $15,000 each to science and math undergraduate students wanting to pursue a one-year master’s degree in teaching to become a certified teacher.

This program is designed to increase the number of highly qualified middle- and high-school teachers, grades seven through 12, in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, mathematics and physics.

The scholarships are available to students who meet the following criteria:

Have a bachelor’s degree in science or math.

Are not education majors.

Seek to become science or math teachers in grades 7-12.

Are interested in working with high-needs school districts.

The scholarships are being offered to anyone who qualifies, so all interested individuals are invited to apply.

The MAT program is an 11-monthlong accelerated program with 44 hours of graduate coursework, practicum work in a school and 12 weeks of full-time teaching.

How to apply:

Application forms are available at www.kent.edu/ehhs/mat/noyce-scholars-program.cfm.

The applicant must provide the following: transcript evaluation, resume, brief essay highlighting his/her commitment to adolescent education and three letters of recommendation.

Eligible candidates will appear for an in-depth interview with the selection committee.

Applications will be accepted until 10 scholarships are awarded.

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