This article highlights the impact of teachHouston on students’ pursuing STEM teaching careers. Both informal and formal learning opportunities were created and implemented to better prepare preservice STEM teachers and to build self efficacy. The outcomes indicate that formal and formal experiences can impact self-efficacy which may lead to increased production and retention of STEM teachers.
Advancing Teacher Training Programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities through Technical Assistance and Federal Investments
A technical assistance model for increasing the competitiveness of HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions in seeking funds to expand teacher training through the Noyce program was evaluated by the Quality Education for Minorities network. This study looks at the potential of the models.
Impact of a Robert Noyce Scholarship on STEM Teacher Recruitment
This study examined the first 3 years of the University of Portland Noyce program to determine its effectiveness in attracting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors to the teaching profession, using surveys and focus group interviews.
The Influence of the CSU Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program on Undergraduates’ Teaching Plans
Large scale studies of the impact of the Noyce program indicate that it is not likely to influence decisions to teach but may persuade participants to initially teach in high need schools. This article offers case studies of two Noyce scholarship recipients at different stages: (1) a former scholarship recipient who has graduated and is currently teaching, and (2) a second-year recipient who is currently pursuing a teaching certificate. This qualitative analysis provides insights that may have implications for optimizing scholarship programs for recruiting and retaining highly qualified STEM teachers.
Service Learning Within a Secondary Math and Science Teacher Education Program: Preservice MAT Teachers’ Perspectives
This study adds to the literature around the benefits of service learning experiences for preservice science and math teachers. It follows Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) students’ views of their service learning experiences throughout their MAT program and first two years teaching. Data sources included audiotaped individual interviews, focus group field notes, and surveys with seven preservice teachers over a three-year period.