The National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program provides funding to institutions of higher education to provide scholarships, stipends, and programmatic support to recruit and prepare STEM majors and professionals to become K-12 teachers. Scholarship and stipend recipients are required to complete two years of teaching in a high-need school district for each year of support. The program seeks to increase the number of K-12 teachers with strong STEM content knowledge who teach in high-need school districts.

UCLA has received two Noyce awards. The first award ("Enabling more UCLA science teachers") was funded from 2004 - 2009, and the second award ("Tipping the Balance to STEM Teaching: Recruiting and Supporting UCLA Undergraduates") is currently funded from 2010 to 2017. The current award provides scholarships to students in the accelerated credential programs, STEP and JMEP.

Enabling more UCLA science teachers (NSF DUE-0335816)

This program provided scholarships to graduate students in the UCLA Graduate School of Education's Teacher Education Program (TEP) training to become secondary science teachers. The UCLA Teacher Education Program (TEP) is committed to training and supporting secondary science teachers for urban schools. The two-year M.Ed. program focuses on social justice and providing access to effective, engaging science instruction for students in urban schools. Students in the TEP program spend their first year taking courses in theory and methods, student teaching, and fulfilling requirements for earning a California single subject credential in science. During the second year of the program, they complete their course work and carry out a classroom-research project leading to the M.Ed. degree. This Noyce grant, which ended August 2009, has supported a total of 44 students during its five-year lifetime.

2004 Noyce Scholars
Back Row: Jinsue Choi, Jennifer Yue, Kim Cahavira, Narcisco (Jay) Aguda, Yeni Garcia, Juan (Johnny) Jauregui
Front Row:  Jenifer Wang, Nesanet Abegaze, Jasqueline (Kiki) Bispo, Noehmi Garcia













2005-06 Noyce Scholars
Back Row:  Punjatorn (Tad) Chanudomchok, Rikki Marzan, Sean Kepple, Jolene Moleno, Manar Chaaban
Front  Row:  Marlena Ruberto, Julianne Thongma, Samantha Greenstein
















2006-07 Noyce Scholars
Back Row:  Michael Jiang, Eric Sun, Josh Jackson, Chris Miranda, Matthew Orique
Front row:  Jeenah Park, Mariam Guirguis, Jennifer Yee, Molly Hendrick, Helen Shao, Vivian Wong


















2007-08 Noyce Scholars
Back row: Violeta Ruiz, Michael Jiang, Zachary Cue
Front Row: Midd (Calee) Gilliland, Maggie Su, Sadaf Sehati, Blossom Kalllumka;, Kyle Pong


















2008-09 Noyce Scholars
Victoria Lin, Robert Daniell, Elisa Fanchiang, James Beach III, Ami Takahashi, (Michael Bakal absent)


Noyce Poster presented at 2009 Noyce PI Conference

Tipping the Balance to STEM Teaching: Recruiting and Supporting UCLA Undergraduates (NSF DUE-1035164)
This program provides scholarships to UCLA STEM seniors who are part of our accelerated teaching credential programs, JMEP (Joint Mathematics Education Program) and STEP (Science Teacher Education Program). These Noyce scholarships are providing talented UCLA STEM seniors with the time and resources to earn their credential while concurrently completing a rigorous B.S. degree.  Both student teaching and the induction-year classrooms occur in high-need schools.


Noyce Poster presented at 2012 Noyce PI Conference