AZ Noyce

Become a Mathematics Teacher and a Noyce Scholar

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National Science Foundation  -  AZ Noyce Mathematics Teaching, Award No. 1557255


NSF Noyce Leadership Team

Project Leader: Cynthia Anhalt (PI) 

Jennifer Eli, Rebecca McGraw, & Marta Civil (Co-PIs)

Michelle Higgins, Evaluation, Demetria Murray, Project Manager


About AZ Noyce Mathematics Teaching     Overview Slides

The University of AZ Mathematics Department was awarded a Robert Noyce Award (2016-2021) from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of mathematics teachers graduating from the Secondary Mathematics Education Program (SMEP).  AZ Noyce Mathematics Teaching offers a head-on response to the shortage of highly qualified mathematics teachers through multifaceted recruitment activities and by implementing a teacher preparation program that develops and strengthens prospective teachers’ abilities to work with diverse students across Arizona and the rest of the nation. 


Flyer:  SMEP/Noyce

Math Majors Apply for the AZ Noyce Program

Semester Internship (application) - Applications due May 10 (for fall semester) and December 1 (for spring semester)

Summer Algebra Academy Internship (application) - Deadline to apply:  May 10

Noyce Internships are provided for undergraduate students in STEM fields interested in participating in the AZ Noyce MaTh activities to consider becoming mathematics teachers.  Undergraduates can apply for semester-long experiences in Tutoring at local middle or high schools, teaching in an After School Math Club, becoming a Math UTA (undergraduate teaching assistant) for a university mathematics course (MATH 100, 302A, 302B) or teaching in a summer internship in the UA Early Academic Outreach Algebra Academy. Internship stipends will be awarded for $1,250 per academic semester and $2,000 for summer.  Send application to

NOYCE $10,000 Scholarship (application)Deadlines to apply: May 1 - August 1 (fall semester), December 1 (spring semester)

Noyce Scholarships are provided for undergraduate mathematics majors in the Secondary Mathematics Education Program in the junior and senior years.  The AZ Noyce program focuses on the recruitment, development and support of mathematics majors in order to address the critical need for highly effective teachers in high-needs* schools.  The Noyce Scholars must commit to teaching for 2 years in a high-needs school district for each year of scholarship support. This application requires a personal statement and two letters of recommendation.  Send application to  Persons writing the letters of recommendation must send the letters directly to

The term high-needs* schools as defined in section 201 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1021) means a school district that serves an elementary or secondary school located in an area which is characterized by at least one of the following: (a) a high percentage of individuals from families with incomes below the poverty line; (b) a high percentage of secondary teachers not teaching in the content area in which they were trained; or (c) a high teacher turnover rate.  Many school districts meet this criteria locally and across the country.  See list for Title 1 AZ schools that meet this criteria.





Fall 2019, 4:00-5:30, ENR2-S-395

September 20 Understanding Gender and its Relationship to Developing Positive Maths Identities , Melissa Hosten, University of AZ, Department of Mathematics, Center for Recruitment and Retention (CRR)

October 18 Beyond Diversity/Multiculturalism: Becoming Equity Literate, Dr. Richard Orozco, University of AZ, College of Education

November 22 Nora Ramirez, TODOS: Mathematics for ALL, Executive Director

 Spring 2020, 3:30-5:00 p.m., ENR2-S-395

January 31 Mathematics for Human FlourishingDr. Francis Su, Harvey Mudd University. 

February 28  Rehumanizing Mathematics, Dr. Rochelle Gutierrez, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.   The Need to Rehumanize Mathematics 

March 27 Cheryl S Gerken, AZPM | Arizona Public Media

April 17 The Mathematics of the Spread of Diseases, Dr. Kamuela Yong, University of Hawai'i-West O'ahu.

The Mathematics of a Pandemic  
How many people could be infected by the first COVID-19 death? 

Fall 2018, 3:30-5:30, ENR2-S-395

September 28   Against All Odds: Creating A Culture of Inclusion and Equity in the Mathematics Classroom, Dr. Sandra Crespo, Michigan State University, Reading:  Cultural Narratives and Status Hierarchies

October 26  A Diamond is a Diamond: The Core Five Components to Social Justice, Dr. Sherard Robbins

November 30 Culturally Responsive Mathematics Education: SPARKS in TUSD, Dr. Rodrigo Gutierrez, Department of Mathematics, Rebeka Denson, Omar Sotelo, Lorenzo Lopez and Norma Gonzalez, TUSD

Reading:  Framing Equity: Helping Students “Play the Game” and “Change the Game”

Spring 2019, 3:30-5:30, ENR2-S-395

February 1  Constantly Connected, Carefully Curated: Using Digital Media for Critical Mathematical Inquiry, Dr. Lynette Guzmán, Department of Mathematics

March 29 Oh, What a Tangled Web we Weave: The Roller Coaster Ride that is Mathematics Identity, DrMaggie Hackett, Director of K-12 Mathematics and Science, Sunnyside Unified School District

April 12   Mathematical conversations with Mexican mothers: Why teachers should care, Fany Salazar, Department of Mathematics, Reading: Learning Mathematics with Adult Learners: Drawing from Parents' Perspectives

Fall 2017, 3:30-5:00 PM, ENR2-S-395

September 8    Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Dr. Mark Ellis, CSU, Fullerton

October 6         Noyce Fellows - Summer Internships

November 3     Sheltered English Instruction: An Integrated Social Studies-Mathematics Task, Dr. Mary Carol Combs, Department of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies  

December 1    Academic Mindsets, Melissa Hosten, Department of Mathematics

Spring 2018, 3:30-5:00 PM, ENR2-S-395

February 2  Identity and Narrative, Dr. Lynette Guzmán, Department of Mathematics

March 23   Developing Counter-narratives About Students Through Anti-deficit Teaching, Dr. Aditya Adiredja, Reading

April 20  Equity is about Maintaining a Positive Cultural Identity while Constructing a Mathematical Disposition, Dr. Roberta Hunter, Massey University, New Zealand, Reading

Fall 2016, 2:00-3:30 p.m., ENR2 S-395

September 16     Orientation (slides)

October 7            Funds of Knowledge, Dr. Marta Civil, Department of Mathematics

November 18      Sheltered English Instruction, Dr. Mary Carol Combs, 

December 2        Noyce Fellows, Semester Experiences

Spring 2017, 3:30-5:00 p.m., ENR2 S-395

February 3     Complex Instruction, Dr. Marcy Wood, Department of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies  

March 3         Equity & Mathematics Education, Melissa Hosten, Department of Mathematics (slides)  

April 21          Noyce Fellows, Semester Experiences