SDSU's Noyce Programs
SDSU is committed to recruiting, selecting, and training a highly qualified and diverse group of mathematics and science teachers in the region who support the learning of every student who walks through their doors.
To that end, SDSU has been funded by the National Science Foundation to
(a) support experienced and effective teachers of mathematics and science to become Noyce Master Teaching Fellows, and
(b) recruit and support strong undergraduate STEM majors to become effective mathematics and science teachers. Learn more about Noyce Scholarships for Mathematics Teachers . Learn more about becoming a science teacher.
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Apply to become a Noyce Master Teaching Fellow!
Applications due July 15, 2020
The goals of this prestigious fellowship are for the classroom teachers who are selected as Master Teaching Fellows (MTFs) to enhance their teaching practices and develop as teacher leaders who design and implement robust plans to improve the math or science learning experiences of students at their school. In addition, we expect that MTFs will serve as guide teachers for SDSU’s teacher credential program, and have opportunities to present at local and state conferences.
This five-year fellowship (Fall 2020 – Spring 2025) not only provides MTFs with an annual stipend, but exceptional opportunities to improve their practice and to become teacher leaders, all within a community of similarly-committed teachers. MTFs will develop as teacher leaders through several rich experiences. For details, review the cover letter and FAQs contained in the application materials.
Common questions we have received are these:
1) Do I have to submit a 10-minute unedited clip? Come on! There’s a pandemic!
Yes. You do need to submit a 10-minute unedited recording, and you have some options about the number of students you interact with and whether it is on Zoom (or other), as a way to take into account the changes since March. So that you know that you are not alone, we sent our first notice of the MTF program during the school closures (and not earlier), so every applicant is working through the same set of constraints. We tried to take into account the school closures by allowing you some flexibility. See below for details:
Please provide an unedited 10-minute video clip of your whole-class teaching, small-group work, or individual interactions with one student. The video you submit may be whole-class, small-group, or one-on-one. Be sure that the content is around mathematics or science. You may have video from lessons that you conducted prior to the school closures. You may use an unedited portion of that clip, or you may (with parent permission), submit a session that you record online. If you submit video from a lesson conducted prior to the school closures, it needs to have been filmed within the past 3 years.
2) Does it need to be unedited?
We look forward to receiving your application!
Undergraduate mathematics majors, consider teaching as a career! See https://education.sdsu.
You are invited to enroll in TE 462: Field Experience in Science Teaching,
Now offered every Spring Semester!
Search the SDSU Class Schedule for times, days of the week, and schedule number
What is the current state of science teaching? Science teachers…
TE 462 provides you the opportunity to explore a career in science teaching by (a) visiting classrooms of exemplary science teachers, (b) learning from an award-winning science teacher, and (c) experiencing the rewards of cultivating a passion for learning science. No commitment to becoming a teacher required. This course allows you to “dip your toe in the water” of teaching to see whether this career might be a good option for you.
Chemistry and Physics Majors: Enroll in TE 462 and earn elective units in your major!
The course instructor for TE 462, Field Experience in Science Teaching, is Jeremiah Potter, an award-winning middle-school science teacher. See his invitation and brief description of the course:
Apply for a science tutoring position in grades 6-12 classrooms today!
Learn more about the SDSU Mathematics/Science Teacher Initiative, at https://education.sdsu.edu/stemed/msti
For details/to apply, contact Fiona Lidell at [email protected]
For more information about applying to SDSU’s teacher credential program, visit
We seek prospective science teachers who are committed to learning how to teach science
to every child who comes into their classrooms, who are genuinely curious about teaching
and how children learn, and who understand that the credential program is but the
beginning of their journey as a teacher and that they as long as they continue to
teach, they will strive to continue to learn how to improve their practice of teaching.
On March 10, 2014, the SDSU Noyce Project Leaders hosted a reception and poster session for the Noyce Master Teaching Fellows, their school and district administrators, and the Deans of the College of Education and College of Sciences. We were pleased to welcome 75 attendees. In preparation for the event, the Fellows shared some thoughts about the project, and we captured some of those sentiments on video. Watch the video below, and download the slides as a PDF that were shared at the reception.
Noyce Scholars Attend Conferences
SDSU’s Noyce Scholars earn scholarships and attend conferences for science teachers!
Noyce Project LEARN Team
Many thanks to the National Science Foundation (#1240127) for their support of this project. Thank you also to Qualcomm, Inc. for their generous gift to support this effort. These public-private commitments strengthen our work and allow us to support more teachers in productive ways.
See also the information in the September 24, 2012 article in the U-T San Diego, and the coverage given the Noyce Project in Informed & Inspired, the College of Education Newsletter, on October 5, 2015.
The SDSU Noyce Mathematics & Science Master Teaching Fellowship Program: SDSU Noyce Fellows
Finding inquiry-oriented mathematics and science teachers and helping them become even more effective is the goal of a new San Diego State University program that was recently funded by the National Science Foundation and Qualcomm, Inc. Over the next five years, 32 San Diego teachers are participating in the SDSU Noyce Mathematics and Science Master-Teaching Fellowship Program, thanks to a unique collaboration between the public sector and the private sector, with $3 million awarded from the NSF and an additional $500,000 from Qualcomm.
See also the information in the September 24, 2012 article in the U-T San Diego.
Noyce Master Teaching Fellows (l to r) Jeremiah Potter, Brenda Mueller, Tony Sandoval, and Kari Koch, presented at the National Science Teachers Association conference (December 2014)