AZ Noyce MaTh Program

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National Science Foundation  -  AZ Noyce Mathematics Teaching

NSF Award No. 1557255

Become a Mathematics Teacher and a Noyce Scholar 

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 Mathematics Teaching Noyce Program

Semester Internship (application) - Deadlines to apply: May 1 (for fall semester), December 1 (for spring semester)

Summer Algebra Academy Internship (application) - Deadline to apply:  May 1

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 (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 school teachers not teaching in the content area in which they were trained to teach; or (c) a high teacher turnover rate.  Many school districts meet this criteria locally and across the country.



Fall 2016, Fridays, 2:00-3:30 p.m., ENR2 S-395

September 16     Orientation (slides)

October 7            Dr. Marta Civil, Funds of Knowledge 

November 18      Dr. Mary Carol Combs, Sheltered English Instruction

December 2        Noyce Fellows, Semester Experiences

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

February 3     Dr. Marcy Wood, Complex Instruction

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

April 21          Noyce Fellows, Semester Experiences 

Fall 2017, Fridays, 3:30-5:00 PM, ENR2-S-395

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

October 6         Noyce Fellows - Summer Internships

November 3     Dr. Mary Carol Combs, Sheltered English Instruction: An Integrated Social Studies-Mathematics Task  

December 1     Melissa Hosten, Academic Mindsets

Spring 2018, Fridays, 3:30-5:00 PM, ENR2-S-395

February 2   Dr. Lynette Guzmán, Identity and Narrative

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

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

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

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

October 26 Speaker: Dr. Sherard Robbins, UA Assistant Director for Equity & Student Engagement, A Diamond is a Diamond: The Core Five Components to Social Justice

November 30 Dr. Rodrigo Gutierrez, Director CRR and Omar Sotelo, TUSD, Math K-12 Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Spring 2019

Fall 2019 Spring 2020
Fall 2020 Spring 2021

Project Leaders: Jennifer Eli, Rebecca McGraw, Cynthia Anhalt (PI) & Marta Civil

Michelle Higgins, Evaluation, Mary Carol Combs, Affiliate Faculty, Demetria Murray, Project Manager

College of Science, Department of Mathematics, National Science Foundation Award No. 1557255