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The MU-Noyce Scholars program, funded by the National Science Foundation and offered jointly through the College of Education, Health and Society and the College of Arts and Science, responds to the critical need for mathematics and science teachers by encouraging promising science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students and STEM professionals to pursue teaching careers in high-needs schools.

The MU-Noyce program builds upon the Miami University’s Urban Cohort Program (UC) and benefit from its existing partnerships. UC’s community-based and culturally responsive approach to teacher education expands traditional education in that teacher candidates are incrementally and intentionally immersed in community- and school-based experiences in their degree programs.

The MU-Noyce Program will provide 2 pathways (all of which include an Urban Cohort experience) for scholarships and stipends to attract talented STEM undergraduates ($19,500) and STEM professionals ($20,000) into secondary (grades 7-12) science and mathematics teacher education programs at Miami. Please visit the Pathways link to learn more about our programs.

Two distinct teacher education programs may be pursued in the MU Robert Noyce Scholarship Initiative: the Miami University Dual Major Undergraduate Program and the Miami University Master of Arts in Teaching Program for Science and Integrated Mathematics Education Program.

Program Entry Points

First and second year undergraduate students can typically enroll in and finish the dual major program in four years and receive the Robert Noyce Scholarship during their third and fourth undergraduate years.

Typically, third and fourth year undergraduates should complete their current degree program and upon earning a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, one of the sciences, or mathematics, enroll in Miami University’s MAT in Science or Integrated Mathematics Education program. The MAT program can be completed in 1.5 years. Eligible candidates will receive a Robert Noyce Scholarship in their fourth year as an undergraduate and during the MAT program.

Students who have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, one of the sciences or mathematics can enroll in Miami University’s MAT in Science or Integrated Mathematics Education program and complete it in 1.5 years. Eligible candidates will receive the MU Robert Noyce Scholarship during the MAT program.