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Application opens for STEM graduate teaching fellowship

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Rosa Gonzalez teaching fourth graders at Summit Elementary in Jerome, Idaho, as part of a dual-immersion program. Photo by Carrie Semmelroth.

A Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program grant from the National Science Foundation is providing funding for up to 16 graduate students with STEM-related bachelor’s degrees to pursue a master in teaching degree that leads to an Idaho secondary teacher certification in a STEM discipline. This teaching fellowship is available to those successfully admitted to the Master in Teaching, Secondary Education program and committed to teaching in a rural Idaho school district in regions 3 or 4.

The program includes paid tuition and fees, a one-year fully paid rural STEM teaching fellowship with a stipend for living expenses, and a $10,000 salary supplement for the first four years of teaching. Qualified applicants must primarily reside in southwest Idaho and must not be previously or currently certified to teach in Idaho.

The deadline for applications is Feb. 6, and accepted students begin the program in May. The remote program is full-time for 12 months beginning in the summer, followed by a full academic year.

Interested applicants should fill out the program interest form by February 6. They also can contact program faculty Jennifer Snow or Sara Hagenah.

Funding was secured by College of Education and College of Arts and Sciences faculty Sara Hagenah, Serena Morales, Michele Carney, Leslie Atkins, and Joe Champion. They collaborated with multiple Idaho school districts, the Idaho Workforce Development Council, Idaho STEM Action Center, and Idaho Business for Education.