Scholarship recipients must be U.S. citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens and must be majoring in mathematics, engineering, or a science discipline.
The Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program is accredited by the state of Pennsylvania to prepare students for secondary certification (grades 7-12). Scholarship recipients must complete Secondary Certification in mathematics or science (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics) by the end of the 5th year Teacher Education Program.
To qualify for a teaching certificate, students must complete an academic major in the subject area in which they seek certification. Within their major, students select courses that help them meet the state standards for teachers in that subject area (see guidelines for certification in mathematics, in a science).
Students must also complete the secondary teacher certification track of the Minor in Educational Studies, taking the following courses:
1. Education 200 (Critical Issues in Education)
2. Psychology 203 (Educational Psychology)
3. Education 210 (Special Education)
4. New – as yet untitled - course on teaching English language learners to be initially offered in the Fall 2010
5. Education 301 (Curriculum and Pedagogy Seminar) – to be taken in fall, 5th year –
6. Education 302 (Practice Teaching Seminar)
7. Education 303 (Practice Teaching; two credit course)
Education 302 and 303 are taken concurrently in spring, 5th year.
Noyce Fellows are also required to complete:
8. Education 220 (Changing Pedagogies in Math and Science Education)
9. Education 251 (Schools in American Cities).
These courses will help prepare Noyce Fellows for their work of teaching math or science in a high-needs school district.
Information on additional Pennsylvania state requirements for certification may be found at the Education Program website.