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National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

Share your passion for STEM with the next generation of learners. The Noyce Scholarship provides $10,000 stipends for UTA scholars pursuing graduate level, initial teacher certification in any STEM field at the secondary level (grades 7-12). In addition to the stipend, teacher certification candidates who are admitted into the program will receive personalized mentoring from experienced teachers and prestigious, professional development opportunities through national, state, and local conferences and events.

NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Celebrates 20 Years

Hear from UTA Noyce Program Director Dr. Ann Cavallo and others regarding the importance of the program to the future of education.


  • Have an undergraduate degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field
  • Be eligible for initial teacher certification at the secondary level (grades 7-12) in biology, geology, chemistry, physics, or mathematics
  • Agree to teach for two years in a high-need school district, such as Arlington ISD


Woman teaching science classThe Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program* grant at UTA promotes the recruitment, preparation, induction, and retention of new science, engineering, computer science, and mathematics teachers – helping fill a critical need in the State of Texas for highly qualified STEM educators and broadening the career opportunities for graduate-level STEM students.  

Through this program, scholars will help fill demand for physics, chemistry, and life science, and math educators for high-need schools, including urban and rural districts. 



  • Recruit physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics teacher candidates at the post-baccalaureate level 
  • Provide a quality, Educator Preparation Program for initial teacher certification candidates 
  • Educate, monitor, and mentor candidates during their tenure in the program and throughout their early years as a new teacher
  • Support candidates with academic and professional development opportunities and school-based mentor teachers to guide field experiences 
  • Educate candidates to implement research-based, inquiry teaching models, classroom action research, curriculum development, project- and problem-based teaching experiences, and best practices for STEM education

Benefits to Scholars 


  • Advanced Training: Prepare candidates to implement research-based, inquiry teaching models, classroom action research, curriculum development, project- and problem-based teaching experiences, and best practices for STEM education.
  • Grant Funding: Candidates will receive a $10,000 stipend to help pay for school.
  • Accelerated Pace: The program is designed so that candidates will complete their requirements for initial teacher certification within one calendar year. 
  • Professional Development: Candidates will be eligible to participate in Noyce Scholar Learning Seminars, electronic interactions, and professional presentations.
  • Mentorship: Scholars will be paired with designated faculty content and pedagogy mentors, as well as a Noyce Scholar Leader who will visit each Scholar in their early teaching years and a school-based mentor teacher. 
  • Collaboration: Noyce Scholars will be able to engage and connect with meaningful STEM experiences with other Noyce Scholars through the U.S. 


    Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. June 20, 2022.

    Contact Us

    Questions about the program should be directed to caraway@uta.edu or 817-272-2832. 

    *Partnership of the UTA College of Education, College of Science, & College of Engineering. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation, NSF DUE Grant Nos. 1439914, 1758507. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


    How to Apply & Deadline

    Candidates should start by applying to UTA's initial teacher certification program and then submitting an application for the Noyce scholarship. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. May 20, 2022. Upon online submission, please email Jamie Williams (caraway@uta.edu) to confirm receipt of your application.

    Recommendation Forms

    Applicants can submit their recommendation forms via mail or electronically. Recommendation forms should be completed/received by 11:59 p.m. May 20, 2022.

    Program Director

    Dr. Ann Cavallo

    Assistant Vice Provost and Director, Center for Research on Teaching and Learning Excellence (CRTLE)

    Distinguished University Professor, Science Education

    Research Interests: Meaningful learning, scientific reasoning


    Email: cavallo@uta.edu

    Phone #: 817-272-6049

    Office: 800 Greek Row. Trinity Hall 106C