Your Teaching Adventure Begins Here!
The WKU Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program, with funding from the National Science Foundation, aims to prepare a total of 39 science and mathematics majors who are committee to teaching high school in a high-needs district.
Beginning in the spring of 2010, the first cohort of WKU SMARRT Scholars was chosen from a highly qualified applicant pool. These students received $10,000 scholarships for the last two years of the SKyTeach Program, the teacher education program at WKU. This scholarship will provide opportunities for current WKU students, transfer student from Kentucky's Community Colleges, and professionals returning to college to change careers. Beginning with the 2012 fall semester, the scholarship was increased to $14,000 a year to keep up with rising tuition costs.
WKU is fortunate to have a cutting edge teacher education program in mathematics and science. This program, SKyTeach, was funded by National Math and Science Initiative to model the UTeach program at UT Austin. WKU SMARRT Scholars will be part of this program and will receive additional preparation through seminars, sneak peeks into professionalism, professional learning communities, and cyber mentoring. Once WKU SMARRT Scholars graduate and begin their career in teaching, they will benefit from continued mentoring that is not evaluative in nature. Instead, professional learning communities will be maintained via the web and face-to-face interactions.
Check out our WKU SMARRT brochure
Have you considered teaching as a career? Do you excel in math or science? Are you excited at the prospect of changing lives and making a difference in our world?