If you are a high school student and have an interest in becoming a teacher, you may want to investigate a new program at SIU-Edwardsville. The University recently received a $1.2-million, and is from the National Science Foundation. During the next five years, the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program at the college will graduate and certify three dozen secondary science teachers to serve in high-needs communities in southwestern Illinois.
Jessica Krim, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in the School of Education, says the focus will be on the STEM cirriculum.
Competitive Noyce Scholarships valued at $11,500 per year will be awarded to juniors and seniors with a STEM major who are committed to pursuing STEM education careers. Noyce Scholars will conduct outreach with disadvantaged middle and high school students, observe master teachers in high-needs schools and take on the challenges of formal research in their content area or STEM education.