The UNC Charlotte 49ers Teach Program supports outstanding science students in becoming K-12 math and science teachers through the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship. The 49er Teach Program at the University of North Carolina Charlotte offers competitive, generous scholarships and collaborative education research and teaching opportunities to junior and senior undergraduates majoring in science.
The NOYCE Scholarship provides tuition and expenses up to $12,500 each year up to two years. During those two years, Scholars will serve as Learning Coaches for either introductory physics or chemistry classes. Scholars will also have multiple opportunities to work with science teachers and students in high needs districts. Science educators and classroom teachers will be assigned as mentors to each Scholar to ensure their progress through the Scholarship Program.
In exchange for this support, Noyce Scholars agree to work as Learning Coaches in introductory physics or chemistry classes at UNC Charlotte and in a high-need school district upon graduation for two years for each year they receive the scholarship.
The UNC Charlotte 49er Teach Program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through a national grant program also called the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. The NSF supports this and other similar programs across the country with the goal of encouraging exceptional science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. Furthermore the program seeks to develop these promising new teachers into leaders in raising the bar, especially in high needs districts.