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Kent State Program Makes Available $15,000 Scholarships to Undergraduates Pursuing a Master’s in Teaching Degree

Posted Mar. 4, 2013
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Ten scholarships in the amount of
$15,000 each will be awarded to science
and math undergraduate students wanting
to pursue a one-year master’s degree in
teaching (MAT) to become a certified teacher.
The scholarships are awarded by the Kent
State University Robert Noyce Teacher
Scholarship Program.

The Kent State University Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program will award 10 scholarships in the amount of $15,000 each to science and math undergraduate students wanting to pursue a one-year master’s degree in teaching (MAT) to become a certified teacher. This program is designed to increase the number of highly qualified middle and high school teachers (grades 7-12) in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, mathematics and physics.

The scholarships are available to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in science or math
  • Are NOT education majors
  • Seek to become science or math teachers in grades 7-12
  • Are interested in working with high needs school districts

The scholarships are being offered to anyone who qualifies, so all interested individuals are invited to apply.

The MAT program is an 11-month accelerated program with 44 hours of graduate coursework, practicum work in a school and 12 weeks of full-time teaching.

How to apply:

  • Application forms are available at www.kent.edu/ehhs/mat/noyce-scholars-program.cfm
  • The applicant must provide the following: transcript evaluation, résumé, brief essay highlighting his/her commitment to adolescent education, and three letters of recommendation.
  • Eligible candidates will appear for an in-depth interview with the selection committee.
  • Application deadline is Friday, March 15, 2013 (or until 10 scholarships are awarded).

For more information, visit www.kent.edu/ehhs/mat/noyce-scholars-program.cfm or contact Lisa Borgerding (Donnelly), Ph.D., at ldonnell@kent.edu.

For more information about Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services, visit www.kent.edu/ehhs.