The aim of the OwlsTeach Program is to increase the number and diversity of new secondary (7-12) science and math teachers and ensure that they will be prepared to provide high-quality, culturally responsive instruction to students in Connecticut’s highest-needs school districts.
The Noyce Scholarship
The National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Scholarship program is a $1.4 million grant awarded to Southern Connecticut State University (in partnership with CT State) to address a national shortage of highly-qualified STEM teachers. Scholarships are awarded to SCSU students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in science or mathematics to earn a secondary (grades 7-12) teaching certification through SCSU’s OwlsTeach program. Each scholarship recipient will receive full tuition and fees and up to $800 toward books for up to two years while in the OwlsTeach program (junior and senior year). Stipends are awarded to SCSU students pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree in science or mathematics to earn a secondary (grades 7-12) teaching certification through SCSU's OwlsTeach program. Each stipend recipient will receive full tuition and fees up to one year (or 14 months) while in the OwlsTeach program. In return, each scholarship recipient will agree to serve as a science or math teacher in a high-needs school district after graduation.
Choose Your Degree Pathway
Pathway 1: Undergraduate Science and Math (7-12) Majors
Pathway 1 is for undergraduate students (current SCSU students or transfer students) who have declared a major in science or mathematics and plan on also completing the course work necessary for secondary (Grade 7-12) science or mathematics teaching certification.
Pathway 2: Science and Math (7-12) Master of Arts in Teaching Graduate Students
Pathway 2 is for STEM professionals and recent STEM graduates to pursue a master’s degree (MAT) in secondary (Grade 7-12) science or mathematics education.