Building on a successful S-STEM scholarship program, called MOSAIC, St. Joseph's College is expanding its well-regarded teacher training program through a Noyce Scholarship project entitled "STEM EMPOWERS." In this program, first- and second-year students carry out education-related internships at various local science-related institutions or in on-campus outreach programs. In their junior and senior years students compete for a Noyce Scholarship in a program that includes teacher preparation as they complete their STEM majors. Experienced STEM professionals who are seeking to change to a teaching career are also supported as they seek a Masters in Mathematics Education degree. These 26 new teachers seek employment as science or mathematics teachers in local high schools in high-need school districts. Since St. Joseph's college attracts a large number of women and students generally underrepresented in STEM disciplines, the new teachers can serve as positive role models to their students while effectively educating them in STEM subjects.

Agency
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institute
Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE)
Type
Standard Grant (Standard)
Application #
1136262
Program Officer
Katherine J. Denniston
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2011-09-01
Budget End
2016-08-31
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$1,200,000
Indirect Cost
Name
St Joseph's College Main Campus
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Brooklyn
State
NY
Country
United States
Zip Code
11205