Welcome to the Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership Teacher Scholarship Program at Bryn Mawr College
During 2019-2022, 11 Bryn Mawr and Haverford STEM majors will receive $15,000 scholarships to be used to pursue secondary teacher certification in the Bryn Mawr/Haverford Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program. In exchange for the scholarships, recipients agree to teach for at least two years in a high-needs school district. In addition to the scholarships, the project will support the professional development of Scholars through their active and continuous engagement in a cohort-based learning community during their student teaching year and for their first two years of in-service teaching. Scholars will receive mentor support and opportunities for professional development.
Bryn Mawr College is one of six partner institutions included in the $1.45 million collaborative award granted to the Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership (PRNP) by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to recruit, educate, mentor, and retain STEM Teachers.
The Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership–Scholarship partner institutions include Arcadia University, Bryn Mawr College, Community College of Philadelphia, La Salle University, Saint Joseph’s University and Temple University, with Saint Joseph’s University being the lead institution on the project. Victor Donnay, William Kenan Professor of Mathematics (firstname.lastname@example.org), leads the Bryn Mawr College component of the project.
Overall, the project aims to recruit over the next four years, 55 new STEM teachers from the PRNP-S Partner Institutions with the goal of:
- Increasing the number of STEM majors that enter and remain in teaching in high-need schools in the Philadelphia region
- Increasing the social capital of Noyce program participants at all levels
- Increasing Noyce teachers’ understanding of Culturally Responsive Teaching practices
- Increasing Noyce teachers’ knowledge of Education for Sustainability content and pedagogical practices
Commitment to Diversity
We believe that the field of STEM education benefits greatly when teachers reflect the diversity of those they teach. We highly value diversity and encourage minorities and members of under-represented groups to apply.
The Philadelphia Regional Noyce Partnership-Scholarship program is an initiative of the Philadelphia Regional Institute for STEM Educators (PRISE) which in addition to the above six institutions also includes Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, West Chester University, and the Philadelphia Education Fund. Over the past eight years, PRISE has received several grants from the National Science Foundation to support STEM teacher preparation and development. They received an initial two-year $300,000 grant (2011-14) to build the capacity of the Noyce programs in the region and a second grant (2014-16) to develop and pilot a comprehensive new teacher support program for Noyce Scholars. Taken together, these programs represent more than 200 math and science pre-service, novice, early career and master teachers, a valuable resource for school districts in the Philadelphia area. In 2016, PRISE received its third NSF grant focused on supporting the School District of Philadelphia’s GreenFutures Sustainability Plan by developing a cadre of teacher leaders dedicated to integrating Education for Sustainability into their curriculum. To find out more about PRISE, visit our website at prisephilly.org or contact Bonnie Hallam, Program Coordinator (email@example.com).