Are you a current mathematics, science, engineering or technology major who has considered teaching at the middle and high school level? Or, do you currently hold a degree in one of these fields and have thought about returning to become a certified teacher of math and science at the middle and high school level?
If yes, Western Washington University has summer internships and $10,000 scholarships available through a National Science Foundation grant.
If you are a freshman or sophomore possibly interested in entering teacher education in science and math and would like to explore working with secondary students you may be eligible for a $2400 summer internship working in local schools.
The TeachWashington Noyce Scholarship Program, funded by the National Science Foundation, is seeking talented individuals in science, mathematics, engineering or technology who are considering the teaching profession and desire to work in a high needs school.
This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who has considered sharing their science and mathematics knowledge and talent in the classroom to make a profound difference in students' lives. Masters in Teaching and post-baccalaureate candidates are eligible for a single $10,000 scholarship. Undergraduate candidates are eligible for two $10,000 awards.
To be eligible to receive the award, individuals must meet all the requirements of and be accepted into the Woodring College of Education Teacher Education Program.
- Meeting all application requirements
- Meeting all program and scholarship requirements
- Agree to teach science or mathematics in a high-need district two years for every year of award
- Joining the state chapters of the National Science Teachers or the National Council for Mathematics.
- Fall - April 1
- Winter - October 1
The application process requires that candidates complete a Noyce Application. Interested individuals are required to apply simultaneously to the Secondary Teacher Education Program and to the Noyce Teaching Scholars Program.
In addition to the Noyce application materials, the application documents submitted for admission to the Teacher Education Program will be considered in selecting Noyce Scholars.
- Agree to work in a high-needs district for two years for every year of the award.
- Join the state chapter of the National Science Teachers or the National Council for Mathematics.
- Scholarship recipients must participate in all social, professional, and evaluation activities throughout the teacher education program and the subsequent two years of professional teaching.
- Scholarship recipients must sign a promissory note, indicating agreement to abide by all the fiscal requirements stipulated by the granting agency.
Please complete the following and submit along with your Secondary Education admission application.
Noyce Application Form
- Includes statement of financial need.
- Thorough review and completion of Understanding of Contingencies.
- Inclusion of Letter of Reference from a science or mathematics professor addressing your potential to be an effective science and/or mathematics teacher. Note: Two (2) additional letters of reference are required for the Secondary Education application. This is an additional letter requirement.
- Submit this application with your Secondary Education application to:
Woodring College of Education
Teacher Education Admissions
516 High Street
Bellingham WA 98225
Woodring College of Education
Miller Hall 250
Please visit the Secondary Teacher Education Program for specific application requirements to the program. Please feel free to contact the individuals below for additional information.