New Noyce grant in STEM for elementary teachers

Noyce Master Teaching Fellow Kesha King (center), an elementary teacher, co-teaches Primarily Math.
Noyce Master Teaching Fellow Kesha King (center), an elementary teacher, co-teaches Primarily Math.

We are excited to announce that the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education at UNL will be launching the NebraskaSTEM Noyce program this summer. Now is the chance for rural elementary teachers at high-needs schools in Nebraska to apply to become Noyce Master Teaching Fellows through NebraskaSTEM!

What you get if selected:
*Free master’s degree from UNL, focused on integrated STEM for elementary teaching
*$10,500 annual stipend (after earning your master’s degree) for 4 years
*Opportunities to engage in STEM-related leadership
*Ways to help improve student achievement in STEM and your school’s AQuESTT and motivate students with integrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics tasks

5-year Fellowship:
Year 1
(Summer 2018-Summer 2019)
*Earn a master’s degree focused on rural STEM education
*Take classes on UNL campus for 3 weeks in Summer 2018 and Summer 2019, and online classes during the school year
*Receive a stipend for full tuition and fees plus living/travel expenses for summer coursework (up to $18,500)

Years 2-5
(Fall 2019-Summer 2023)
*Take part in teacher leadership professional development
*Join an online community of NebraskaSTEM fellows
*Develop and implement a STEM Initiative for your own school
*Attend and present at STEM professional conferences
*Become an elementary STEM leader and mentor
*Join a nationwide community of Noyce Master Teaching Fellows
*$10,500 annual stipend (in addition to teacher salary)

Eligibility Requirements:
*Bachelor’s degree and K-6 Nebraska teaching certification
*Committed to teaching in a rural Nebraska, high-need school for the 5-year duration of the project
*Demonstrated knowledge of STEM subject areas
*Max of one teacher per school will be admitted
*3 or more years of teaching experience is preferred

Application Requirements:
*Application deadline is May 1
*Letter of support from building principal
*2 additional letters of recommendation
*Nebraska teaching certificate
*College transcripts (official)
*Admission Essay (should include a commitment to teaching STEM in a high-need rural Nebraska school and also evidence of demonstrated success in improving student achievement in mathematics and/or science)
*Praxis I/Praxis Core/GRE scores dated 2008 or later; If you do not have scores, you must take the GRE or Praxis II Subject Assessments: Mathematics subtest (#5003) and Science subtest (#5005). Tests can be scheduled through and must be taken no later than April 15 to ensure scores are received before the May 1 deadline.

Contact Information:
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A website will be coming soon with more information! You can also contact Lindsay Augustyn at with questions.