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Investigating the Influence of the CSU Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program on College Students' Teaching Plans
Interdisciplinary STEM Teaching & Learning Conference
  • Leigh A Mathis, Columbus State University
  • Cindy Ticknor, Columbus State University
  • Deborah Gober, Columbus State University
  • Timothy Howard, Columbus State University
  • Kimberly Shaw, Columbus State University
Session Format
Poster Session (60 minutes)
Location
Holiday Inn
Second Time and Location
Friday, March 6 from 11:35-12:00 p.m. at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center
Abstract for the conference program

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program (CRAFT-STEM) at Columbus State University offers academic and financial support for students pursuing secondary teaching certificates in STEM fields. In return, students commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts in Georgia. Here we provide preliminary results regarding influences on students’ reasoning as they select teaching as a career, STEM as a content focus, and high-needs schools as future employment. With the support of a literature review, we plan to offer a preliminary qualitative analysis of case studies representing three Noyce scholarship recipients with a range of experiences: (1) a former scholarship recipient who has graduated and is currently teaching, (2) a second-year recipient who is currently pursuing their certificate, and (3) a recipient who subsequently decided not to pursue a secondary teaching certificate. Our goal is to offer insight to University STEM Professors on strengthening recruitment and retention in their areas of interest.

Proposal Track
Research Project
Start Date
3-5-2015 7:00 PM
End Date
3-5-2015 9:00 PM
Citation Information
Leigh A Mathis, Cindy Ticknor, Deborah Gober, Timothy Howard, et al.. "Investigating the Influence of the CSU Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program on College Students' Teaching Plans" (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/thoward/2/