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Urban Mathematics and Science Teacher Collaborative - (Noyce)
New Fellowship Program for Math and Science Teachers Grades 1-12

Are you passionate about becoming a grades 1-12 math or science teacher?

The innovative Urban Mathematics and Science Teacher Collaborative (grades 1-12) at Tufts University, which offers full financial support and ongoing professional development and mentoring, might just be for you.

Tufts University's Department of Education is proud to announce that it is a recipient of a generous Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program grant through the National Science Foundation. The grant supports future math and science teachers interested in pursuing their Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree at Tufts as part of the Urban Mathematics and Science Teacher Collaborative (grades 1-12).

The program will fund nine teaching fellows who have undergraduate degrees in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines and who demonstrate a commitment to teaching young people in high-needs school districts for at least four years after graduation. Fellows in the program will spend 12 months (2015-2016) as students in Tufts' intensive MAT teacher preparation program, working with Tufts faculty to focus on improving mathematics and science teaching and learning in grades 1-12, and will student teach in Malden - an incredibly diverse and interesting city close to the Tufts campus and just north of Boston - either at Malden High School or at the Linden K-8 STEAM Academy. After graduating, fellows will spend the next four years involved in ongoing mentoring provided by the program.

While in the MAT program, fellows will receive full tuition scholarships as well as a stipend to cover living expenses. After their graduation, they will also receive $14,000 annually, in addition to their teaching salaries, for four years.

How to apply?

The first step is simply to apply for admission to the Tufts Education Department MAT Middle and High School or Elementary STEM program. In addition to your statement of purpose, you must submit a 2-page essay which includes an explanation of why you are committed to teaching mathematics or science to young people in a high-needs urban school district.

Meet the principals from Malden High School and the Linden K-8 STEAM Academy

Rich Bransfield
Dana Brown

Meet Past Tufts Noyce Fellows



Learn more about alumni and their experience in the program.

Becoming a Noyce Teaching Fellow

This video captures the first cohort of the Tufts Noyce Scholarship Program, in 2011-2012, as they began their journey with faculty mentors from Tufts University and Master Teaching Fellows from Boston area schools.

Being a Noyce Teaching Fellow

Shot in 2012-2013, this video tells the story of the second year cohort as they gained, during their pre-service year, more experience in the classroom and reflected on those experiences in classes at Tufts.

Noyce Alumni Reflections

This video showcases a few of the Boston area Noyce math and science fellows. Footage includes cohort retreats, classroom practice, and reflection on their teaching and continued connection to Tufts University faculty and Master Teaching Fellows.

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