Information session planned for teacher scholarship program

November 3, 2010 | Events, UToday



The University of Toledo Judith Herb College of Education will host an information session for people interested in changing careers to be a math or science teacher.

The UT3 (UToledo. UTeach. UTouch the Future.) Noyce Scholarship program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, provides financial support for scholars to get both an Ohio teaching license and master’s degree in education in one year through the Licensure Alternative Master’s Program.

An information session on the program will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in Gillham Hall Room 3020 on Main Campus.

UT3 Noyce scholars are awarded up to $17,220 to become highly qualified urban science and mathematics teachers for middle childhood (grades four through nine) or adolescent and young adult (grades seven through 12).

There is a high need for qualified math and science teachers across Ohio and the nation, with a growth rate of 12 percent between 2006 and 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Eligible UT3 Noyce scholars must have a bachelor’s degree in science, math, engineering or equivalent course work. Scholars who receive the award must teach in a high-needs school district for two years.

To register for the information session, go to the UT3 website, www.teachut3.utoledo.edu.

For more information, contact Libbey McKnight, enrollment management specialist, at 419.530.4967 or elizabeth.mcknight@utoledo.edu.