Noyce Scholarship Program
Students enrolled in the Alternative Careers in Teaching program are eligible to apply for stipends of $13,000 through the act!/Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program supported by the National Science Foundation.
Contact Dr. Michael Beeth for more information about the Noyce Scholarship program.
SMARTT Grant Opportunity
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) received a $2.2 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to train 100 mathematics, science and special education teachers through Wisconsin's state approved Alternative Route Educator Preparation Programs. The goal of the initiative is to improve both the quantity and quality of the teaching force throughout the schools in the participating local education agencies (LEAs). The Support for Mid-Career Advancement and Retention through Transition-to-Teaching (SMARTT) Project targets mid-career professionals, paraprofessionals, recent college graduates, and honorably discharged military personnel. Individuals must already have a bachelors degree, but not a teaching license.
Contact Dr. Michael Beeth for more information about the SMARTT Grant Opportunity.
High Need Schools in Wisconsin
Both the Noyce stipend and the SMARTT grant award require teaching in a school that has a free and reduced lunch rate of 38% or higher. You can view a map showing the free and reduced lunch rate for of all school districts in Wisconsin or follow the instructions below to determine if a specific school is high need.
Directions for determining the free and reduced lunch rate (a proxy we use for the poverty rate) for a specific school district or building. A school district or at least one elementary, middle, Junior High or High School building in a district must have a poverty rate of 38% or more to qualify as a high need district according to the Noyce stipend agreement. The free and reduced lunch rate across all school types in Wisconsin is currently 41.4% (2012-13).
Start at the DPI’s WINSS Data Demographic page at: http://dpi.wi.gov/sig/index.html
- Click on “Data Analysis” – a map showing the CESA Districts will appear;
- Scroll to the bottom of this page and select “What are student demographics?” from the “Go to” drop down menu;
- On the top of next page click on “What is the enrollment by student group?”
- Next click on “Economic status” and then “Change school or district”
- From the next screen you can enter the name of a school or school district to display poverty data for the entire district or “show schools” to list all of the school buildings in a district. For either selection, you will see a series of bar graphs with a data table below of the free and reduced lunch data by academic year. Only the data for the most recent academic year can used to determine districts or school that qualify as high need under the expectations for recipients of a Noyce stipend.
- Use the back button on your web browser to return to the list of school buildings within a school district, or to get back to the CESA map to select a different district.
If you followed the direction above to the Green Bay School District, you will see a poverty rate of 59.5% for the 2012-13 academic year.
Funding for the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program is
provided by the National Science Foundation
grants DUE-0833324 and DUE-0934682