NSF Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship Program – Summer Institute
“Teaching as a STEM Profession”
In the summer of 2014, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship Program at UMass Dartmouth will again offer “Teaching as a STEM Profession” for qualified UMass Dartmouth freshmen, sophomores and juniors majoring in Science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics), a Technology or Engineering program, or Mathematics (STEM) who are interested in exploring teaching as a profession in middle and high schools. This seven (7) day summer institute, which will run from June 1-7, 2014, introduces individuals who are interested in becoming a STEM teacher to the real world of teaching through a candid analysis of all aspects of the teaching profession today.
This interactive, “hands-on” institute will explore the challenges and rewards of teaching and study contemporary teaching strategies relevant to today’s diverse classrooms. The institute will be conducted by a faculty member from UMD’s Department of Teaching and Learning and local STEM practitioners. Through projects, exhibitions, and “hands-on” learning experiences, current educational thought and research will be presented and analyzed. Job shadowing a STEM educator at an area middle or secondary school is an integral aspect of this institute. All participants will experience six workshops plus two days of job shadowing experience with a STEM educator at an area middle or secondary school. After successfully completing the course requirements, students will receive a stipend of $1000. Upon completion of the summer institute program, interested students are encouraged to apply to the summer internship program.
Stay tuned for dates/times for information sessions to be held on campus in various departments on campus.