Praxis II deadline is Dec. 15 for Noyce Fellowship

Noyce Teaching Fellow Charles James and mentor Pat Janike (right)
Noyce Teaching Fellow Charles James and mentor Pat Janike (right)

Students wanting to qualify for the $74,000 Robert Noyce NSF Teaching Fellowship are required to take the Praxis II Math Content Exam. Dec. 15 is the registration deadline for the Jan. 14 exam date. Ten fellowships are available for individuals aspiring to be a high school mathematics teacher.

A review and practice session for the Jan. 14 Praxis exam begins at 5:15 p.m. Jan. 12 in 248 Avery Hall on city campus. Students can connect to the practice session via Skype or Adobe Connect if they cannot attend in person. RSVP to

The Noyce Teaching Fellowship program will reimburse the cost of the Praxis exams as soon as an online Noyce application is complete. The Praxis exam is a requirement of the fellowship program.

Through UNL's department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education's Master of Arts with an emphasis in mathematics teaching (MAmt) program, students in the 14-month graduate program earn a Master of Arts degree and certification to teach mathematics in grades 7-12. MAmt students awarded Noyce fellowships must commit to teaching in a high-need school district (e.g. Lincoln Public Schools, Omaha Public Schools or Grand Island Public Schools) for four years and, in doing so, receive:

• Free tuition and fees for 41 graduate hours that are part of the MAmt graduate program;
• a $20,000 fellowship while a student in the MAmt program; and
• $10,000 per year supplementary salary stipend for four years while teaching in a high-need district.

Applicants must have 21 credits in mathematics and a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field - science, technology, engineering, and mathematics - by May 2012. Courses begin at UNL in late May 2012. Apply online at:

Lindsay Augustyn
251 Avery Hall
(402) 472-8979

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