• A group of students working in the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholars Program

    Robert Noyce Teacher Scholars Program

Receive $27,500 to launch your career in STEM education 

Arizona needs qualified teachers in the STEM areas — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. If you have work experience or a bachelor’s degree in any of the STEM fields, you could already be on your way to an education career.

ASU and the Tolleson and Pendergast elementary school districts are partners in the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholars Program, recruiting qualified candidates for this high-demand field. Find out how you can start a fulfilling career and get financial and professional support along the way.

As an ASU Noyce Scholar, you will:

  • Earn a Master of Education degree in Elementary Education leading to your Arizona teacher certification

  • Receive a one-year living wage stipend of $27,500 to cover some of your educational costs

  • Have the opportunity to apply for a paid apprenticeship position while student teaching in the Pendergast Elementary School District 
  • Get three years of personalized professional support as you begin your career as an in-demand teacher of middle school mathematics or science

  • Receive best-in-class instruction from Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College faculty and representatives from our partner districts

Classes begin in May and funding is limited. Apply today!


  • After graduation, teach mathematics or science for two years in a high-needs (Title I) school or district, grades 5–8
  • Attend daytime classes and professional experiences — including student teaching — all in the Tolleson or Pendergast districts. View the plan of study in our student handbook (pdf) for the Site Based (Tolleson) program.


You’re eligible to apply if you

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in any STEM field 
    OR have at least two years of experience in a STEM career, with a bachelor's degree in any field
  • Are a U.S. citizen

You will also need to be an admitted student to the MEd in Elementary Education program at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, but that admittance is not required in order to apply for the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholars Program. You can apply for the program and to ASU simultaneously.

What next?

If you want to be considered for the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholars Program, contact us immediately to discuss next steps: 480-965-5555 or noycescholars@asu.edu.

The application process will include:


The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholars Program is facilitated by Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering in collaboration with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1758368. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.