Paul Kelleher, Jeff Nordine, Patricia Norman, of Trinity University’s Department of Education, have successfully solicited two National Science Foundation grants to support the training of teachers in science and mathematics.
The first, Noyce Teaching Fellowships, will provide scholarships and salary supplements to individuals with professional degrees and work experience in STEM fields who are seeking to enter the teaching profession. The total grant amount of $1,487,725 will support ten “career-changers” over 6 years.
The second grant, titled “Noyce Scholarships”, provides $595,643 to support scholarships for Trinity STEM majors to offset the costs of their senior and MAT years. This grant will also support four undergraduate internships each summer to science students who want to work on curriculum development or other education projects.
Both grants also provide administrative and salary support.
The Teaching Fellows grant was made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.