• 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 a STEM-related field, you could already be on your way to an education career.

As an ASU Noyce Scholar, you will:

  • Earn a Master of Education degree in Elementary Education or Secondary Education leading to 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 professional support from ASU faculty and the National Science Foundation as you begin your teaching career

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


  • Secondary Education students: Attend evening classes at an ASU campus and complete student teaching in grades 6-8.
  • Elementary Education students: Attend a combination of daytime and online classes and complete student teaching, grades 5-8, in the Tolleson or Pendergast districts.

  • After graduation, Noyce Scholars are required to teach mathematics or science for two years in a high-needs (Title I) school or district, grades 5–12. Graduates who do not meet this requirement will be required to reimburse Arizona State University for part or all of the amount of award received.


You’re eligible to apply if you

    • Are a U.S. citizen

    • Have a bachelor’s degree in a STEM-related field 
      OR have at least two years of experience in a STEM-related field, with a bachelor's degree in any field

Approved STEM fields

You will also need to be an admitted student to the MEd in Elementary Education or MEd in Secondary 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: 480-965-9995 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.