recruiting a more diverse
k-12 stem teacher population
The share of under-prepared math and science teachers increased to 40% in the 2015-16 school year—nearly double the rate of just four years earlier.1 Schools in low-income, ethnically diverse neighborhoods are most likely to be taught by under-prepared teachers.
1California Learning Policy Institute,
“Addressing California’s Growing Teacher Shortage: 2017 Update.”
math and science
This grant, from the CSU Chancellor’s Office, provides stipends to undergraduate students to work in math and science classrooms in local high schools gaining first-hand experience about the teaching profession. The students complete the service hours required to enter a credential program and others support them as they pursue science and math teaching credentials.
Noyce Scholarships are used to attract academically successful community college transfers, senior mathematics and science majors, and STEM professionals to become highly effective teachers in high-needs schools. The Fellowship program includes early recruitment strategies, strengthened preparation and mentoring, and a network of interpersonal and professional support that sustains students’ commitment to a career in teaching. Participants receive grants to offset the cost of their credential program and, in exchange, commit to working in a high needs school district for two years after graduation from the teacher education program.