2012 NOYCE Scholarship Recipients (left to right: Maria Owens, Mallory Campbell, Joel Smith, Melinda Hopkins and Sarah Eakes)
Noyce Scholarship Application Spring 2013
Noyce Internship Application Fall 2013
UT Center For Enhancing Education in Mathematics and Sciences awarded 1.2 million NOYCE professional development grant to support VolsTeach students.
Join the VolsTeach program for exciting careers in Science and Math!
Did you know that there is a severe shortage of science and
math teachers in the United States?
Did you know that you can now complete a major in math or a science and receive a secondary education teaching certificate in four years at UT Knoxville?
The VolsTeach program is recruiting students who are interested in using their academic talents and accomplishments to educate our nation’s high school students in science and math.
This innovative, streamlined program is open to all incoming freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. If you can envision yourself in the important role of educating America’s next generation in math and science, then this is an opportunity you should explore.
Here are some of the benefits you will enjoy as a member of the program:
Personal support and guidance by Master Teachers, highly respected high school teachers who have been hired as clinical faculty
Two tuition-rebate, one-credit seminar/field experience courses (elementary school and middle school) in the first year
Program coach to keep students on track for completion of the major and certification requirements
Paid internships associated with education projects, available during the school year and the summer
An honors program environment with a student workroom, library, and commons group working area upon completion of renovation in Greve Hall
An apprentice teaching experience in a high school in the fourth year of the program
Funds for travel, participation in workshops and seminars, and other benefits if you choose employment in a Tennessee school upon graduation
Best of all, you don’t have to totally commit until after testing the waters. You may explore the program firsthand by enrolling in the one-credit course, VolsTeach: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching, listed in the undergraduate catalog under Interdisciplinary Programs-Selected Topics 110 (INGP 110). Sign up now and find out if the program is right for you!
For more information contact VolsTeach Coach, Jada Johnson at email@example.com or (865)974-3543.
If you opt for the VolsTeach program, you will complete a specialized curriculum of 24 Science or 27 Math credit hours consisting of the following:
Two freshmen seminar/field experience courses and a history of science and math course
INPG 110 VolsTeach: Inquiry-Based Approaches to Teaching (1 hr)
INPG 120 VolsTeach: Inquirty-Based Lesson Design (1 hr)
PHIL 360: Phiolosophy of Science (3 hr) *
A three-credit research methods course in your major discipline
INPG 385 Research Methods (3 hr) - for example
Three three-credit education courses and a six-credit field experience at the secondary school level
SCED/MEDU 432 Knowing & Learning (3 hr)
SCED/MEDU 433 Classroom Interactions (3 hr)
SCED/MEDU 434 Project-Based Instruction (3 hr)
SCED/MEDU 435 Apprentice Teaching (6 hr) **
*Math majors may take Math 400 History of Mathematics in place of PHIL 360 and must take Math 205 Functions and Modeling (3 hrs). Both of these courses are available for major credit.
(VolsTeach is a joint venture of the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences.)
"Any professional in a science or math field will find the skills gained in the VolsTeach program to be beneficial to personal career development. VolsTeach will improve the ability of all its students to design engaging presentations and to lead professional development and growth activities in any workplace with confidence."
The University of Tennessee firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (865) 974-2592
Fax: (865) 974-3515
Dr. Susan Riechert
520 Hesler Biology Bldg.
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-6187
Dr. Susan Benner
1126 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996