Pathway 1: Double Major Pathway for Undergraduate STEM Majors

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Pathway 1 is for undergraduate STEM majors who commit to becoming a Noyce Scholar during their freshman or sophomore year and pursue a double major in a STEM content discipline and in secondary (Grade 7-12) science or mathematics education. Although they are expected to apply and commit to becoming a Noyce scholar during their freshman and/or sophomore year, Pathway 1 students will receive Noyce funding during their junior and senior years (last 2 years) and will obtain their teaching licenses upon completing the senior year.

The Urban Cohort experience is integrated into Pathway 1 candidates’ undergraduate teacher education curriculum. Applicants will review the plan of study for the STEM discipline area they are interested in with Dr. Nazan Bautista (nubautista@miamioh.edu) at the time of their application. You can also review the plans of study.

Who Should Consider Pathway 1

Undergraduates majoring in a STEM field (Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, etc.) at Miami.  Pathway 1 applicants must be in their freshman or sophomore year in their STEM degree program (Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts). Applicants who have a minimum of 3.0 overall g.p.a. and have earned a C or better grade in required STEM content courses will be given a priority.

What are the requirements?

  • Pathway 1 applicants must be majoring in one of the STEM fields.
  • Pathway 1 Noyce scholars must obtain both a STEM degree (Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts) and a science/mathematics teacher education degree (Bachelor of Science) upon graduation.
  • Pathway 1 applicants must be United States citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens (green card holders).
  • Pathway 1 applicants must commit to teach for 4 years in a high-needs district upon successful completion of their double major programs.

What do MU-Noyce scholars receive?

  • Pathway 1 Noyce scholars will receive a $19,500 per year tuition support during their junior and senior years to successfully complete their double majors.
  • Travel and accommodation support to attend Noyce conferences across the U.S.
  • Participate in professional development seminars and workshops with mentor teachers in the high needs schools.
  • Become familiar with the unique needs of the high needs communities and schools that serve to these communities through participating in Urban Cohort’s immersion activities.

What are the commitments?

  • Upon graduation, Pathway 1 Noyce scholars will be obligated to serve 4 years in a high-needs school district.
  • Pathway 1 Noyce scholars must successfully complete both a STEM degree (Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts) and a science/mathematics teacher education degree (Bachelor of Science) upon graduation. Scholars who decide to drop one of their majors will no longer be eligible to receive Noyce scholarship.
  • In addition to the requirements for their degree programs, Pathway 1 Noyce scholars must participate and successfully complete all required Urban Cohort course and activities. Urban Cohort requirements are already embedded in the curriculum for Pathway 1 scholars.

For more information, contact Dr. Nazan Bautista at nubautista@miamioh.edu or (513) 529 7208.