The purpose of CalTeach: Physical Sciences and Engineering (CTPSE) is to encourage undergraduates in chemistry, engineering, and physics to pursue a secondary science teaching credential in chemistry or physics. CTPSE is the second Noyce program awarded to UCSB (the other program, CalTeach Santa Barbara, is entering its final year). CTPSE includes opportunities to learn to teach from award-winning science teachers at Dos Pueblos High School's (DPEA) Engineering Academy and Santa Barbara High School's (SBHS) Green Academy. Students receive stipends, course credit, or scholarships for these school placements. Students can also receive mentoring if pursuing the Undergraduate Minor in Science and Mathematics Education and/or applying to a teacher education program. CTPSE is part of the larger UCSB CalTeach program.
For UCSB Freshmen or Sophomores in Chemistry, Engineering, or Physics
UCSB freshmen and sophomores in chemistry, engineering, and physics can earn up to $3,600 a year for work as Noyce Interns in DP’s Engineering Academy and/or SBHS’s Green Academy (the engineering component). Because of Noyce rules, juniors and seniors are not eligible for this opportunity. We will award up to 14 Noyce Internships each year. The second round of Internship Applications are due by June 7, 2013.
There are four options for participation. Options 1 and 2 are preferred. Options 3 and 4 are reserved for exceptional undergraduates who cannot fit the two summer options into their schedule.
For UCSB Juniors or Seniors in Chemistry, Engineering, or Physics
UCSB juniors and seniors in chemistry, engineering, and physics can earn course credit for work as Learning Assistants in DP’s Engineering Academy and/or SBHS’s Green Academy (the engineering component). Students will complete pre-professional hours needed to enroll in a teacher education program, complete one course in the UCSB Undergraduate Minor in Science and Mathematics Education, be invited to participate in additional educational enrichment activities, and receive priority consideration for Noyce Teacher Scholar awards if they later apply to the UCSB Teacher Education Program. We will award up to 10 Noyce Learning Assistantships each year. The second round of Learning Assistant Applications are due by June 7, 2013.
There are two options for participation.
For UCSB Teacher Candidates Pursing A Credential in Chemistry or Physics
Starting in Summer 2014, UCSB teacher candidates pursuing a credential in physics or chemistry can apply for a Noyce Teacher Scholar award of $20,000. Each Scholar will complete her or his year-long student teaching experience in either the DP or SBHS Academies. Each will also participate in cohort-building, educational enrichment, and career guidance opportunities. In exchange for the scholarship, after graduation, Noyce Teacher Scholars must teach for two years in a high need school. We will award up to 6 Noyce Teacher Scholarships each year. We will begin accepting applications for these Scholarships in March 2014.
CalTeach Santa Barbara is a five-year scholarship program funded by the National Science Foundation (2009-2014). It provides financial and intellectual support to teacher candidates pursuing secondary science or mathematics credentials in UCSB's Teacher Education Program. For 2013-2014, several Noyce Teacher Scholarships ($10,000 each) will be awarded to STEM majors who have successfully completed their undergraduate degree and have been accepted to the UCSB Teacher Education Program. Scholarship recipients will participate in specially-designed educational enrichment opportunities during their TEP year. Further, they will fulfill their two year teaching commitments in a high need school district. Access a complete writable pdf CalTeach Santa Barbara application form.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 0934735 and Grant Number 1240075.
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