Boston University’s Science Education Noyce Program

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The Boston University Science Education Program is beginning the second year of the Physical Science Urban Noyce Scholars (PSUNS) Program. Project PSUNS offers Noyce Scholarships for applicants who have a physical science background to prepare to be chemistry, physics, or middle school science teachers.

Project PSUNS targets three groups of potential science teachers:

    • Graduates in the physical sciences or engineering from all colleges and universities who are committed to social justice and interested in becoming teachers are encouraged to apply to the Project PSUNS MAT Program. If admitted, the PSUNS Scholarship and Boston University’s School of Education provides full tuition for the one-year Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program that leads to the Massachusetts teacher’s license.
    • Science and engineering professionals interested in making a career change to science teaching, and are committed to social justice, are encouraged to apply to the PSUNS Program. If admitted, the PSUNS Scholarship and Boston University’s School of Education provides full tuition for the one-year Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree. Alternatively, the PSUNS Scholarship can provide tuition for a part-time program for career changers who choose to earn the Masters in Education degree (EdM) with licensure. This option allows a career changer to continue to work until the semester of student teaching.
    • Boston University undergraduate physical science and engineering majors graduating in May, 2019 who are interested in becoming teachers and teaching in a high need district are encouraged to apply for the Noyce Scholarship. Partial scholarship support is available for the senior year. For more information, write to garik@bu.edu.

In return for Noyce Scholarship support, PSUNS Scholars make the commitment that after completing their program at Boston University they will teach science in a high need school district for two years. More about the Noyce Scholarship Award commitments.

From 2013 through 2017, Project BoNUSS, our first Noyce Scholarship grant, provided scholarship support for 30 students to become science teachers. These were our Cohorts I-IV. Twenty-seven students earned a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT degree) and 3 students earned their undergraduate degrees in science education with Noyce scholarship support. These students are currently teaching in schools in the Greater Boston Area and around the nation. By discipline, five general science, four chemistry, seven biology, and fourteen physics teachers have or are completing our program. More information on our scholars can be found here: Profiles of Noyce BoNUSS Scholars.

Project PSUNS MAT students take their pedagogy courses together as a cohort. The first Project PSUNS cohort began their Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in 2017 and will graduate in May 2018. The Project PSUNS MAT Program courses. Students in our programs have the opportunity to complete their student teaching in high-need schools in the Greater Boston area. Students in Projects BoNUSS and PSUNS have student taught at the following schools:

Boston Green Academy (in Boston Public)
Boston Latin Academy (in Boston Public)
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (Cambridge Public)
Charlestown High School (Boston Public)
Chelsea High School (Chelsea Public)
Eugene Wright Science and Technology Academy (Chelsea Public)
The Fenway School (Boston Public)
Garfield Middle School (Revere Public)
John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science (Boston Public)
Malden High School (Malden Public)
Somerville High School (Somerville Public)

If you are interested in applying, we look forward to hearing from you! If you have questions about the program you can write directly to garik@bu.edu.

Requirements and procedure for application.

 

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