Opportunities for Students
The Cal Teach at Berkeley: Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship (funded by the National Science Foundation) seeks to encourage talented Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The goal of the Noyce program is to recruit individuals with strong STEM backgrounds who might otherwise not have considered a career in K-12 teaching. The Cal Teach at Berkeley: Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship is intended for students who have completed their sophomore year, are majoring in a STEM field, and participate in Cal Teach. Ideal candidates demonstrate academic leadership characteristics as well as a desire to increase their knowledge of mathematics, science, and/or education. The value of the scholarship is $15,000 per year. A recipient may receive up to three years of Repayable Scholarship support, beginning in his/her junior year and continuing through the post-baccalaureate study leading to certification.
Scholarship recipients are required to complete two years of teaching in a high-need school district for each year scholarship is received. This must be completed within eight years after graduation from the program. Part-time students may receive prorated scholarships. However, if the teaching obligation is not met, the scholarship must be repaid. If awarded, the postponement/cancellation document must be submitted every year to avoid entering repayment status. Forms will be provided upon request.
DEADLINES (by noon)
Spring 2013: April 1, 2013
1. Must be a U.S. Citizen or national, or permanent resident alien
2. Must be an incoming junior or senior at UC Berkeley to apply
3. Declared in a major in a STEM discipline
4. Will seek to earn a teaching certification and teach in a high need school district
5. At least an overall GPA of 2.00
How to Apply:
Apply online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/noycescholarship2012. The application consists of:
1. 9-question application form
2. 5 short essay prompts (200 words or less)
3. Submit the a transcript (unofficial), two letters of recommendation (from a Cal Teach faculty member, instructor, mentor teacher, or supervisor), and signed forms attached to this link to Atalie Chan by email at email@example.com or mail to:
Cal Teach, UC Berkeley
Attn: Atalie Chan
367 Evans Hall MC 3860
Berkeley, CA 94720
For more information, please contact Atalie Chan at 510-643-3813 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cal Teach offers paid summer internships working in math and science education. Interns will have the opportunity to work with leading non-profit organizations within the Greater Bay Area, engaging audiences with science, engineering, and math activities. If you would like to apply, please visit https://career.berkeley.edu/Callisto/CalJobs.stm and search by the ID listed with each description below and submit your cover letter and resume. Applications are due March 1, 2013. Check back later for more internship opportunities! For additional information, you can contact Atalie Chan at email@example.com or 510-643-3813.
1. Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
2. Current UC Berkeley Undergraduate
3. Interested in math or science education preferred
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Cal Teach Summer Research Institute
Spend the summer doing laboratory research in a paid internship, and learn more about bringing the experimental and problem-solving skills that scientists and mathematicians use in their research into the K-12 classroom! We encourage you to apply to our Summer Institute 2012, which is a 9-week program from June 17-August 16. You will work full-time (40 hours/week) under the guidance of a researcher in a science laboratory or research group on or near the UC Berkeley campus, receive a housing allowance and stipend of $5000, and can get college course credit for a workshop series that helps you connect the advanced research concepts you will be learning in your lab with your future classroom teaching. Lab placements will be found for you that match your major and research interests, including science, math and engineering majors.
• Conduct research at internationally-known, top-rate laboratories on or near the UC Berkeley campus (full-time 40 hours/week)
• Experience hands-on, inquiry based science and math lessons at weekly seminars (option to earn 3 units credit for UC Berkeley Summer Sessions course UGIS 189)
• Learn to bring research skills acquired during your internship into a K-12 setting
• Create and present a poster demonstrating your research accomplishments, identify a lesson plan that aligns with your research, and assemble a digital portfolio that reflects on your summer research experience and future plans to teach
• Receive a housing allowance and stipend totaling $5,000
Please fill out the application on line at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SummerInstitute2013. If you have questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 510-643-2921. There is a rolling admission policy; laboratories start offering placements on February 1, 2013, and continue to offer internships until all openings are filled (at the latest, mid-March)—so apply early!
Chile Study Abroad Opportunity
Cal Teach has developed a study abroad program with the University of Chile in Santiago. Students will study in Chile for a semester as well as have a field placement in a local public school as part of an inquiry based science program. The program will begin in Fall 2010. If you are interested, please check out the information available at Berkeley Programs for Study Abroad website. The Chile Advisor,Louise Hon, can help you with the application process and answer any of your questions. Email her for more information at email@example.com. Please let Cal Teach know if you are planning to apply so that we can coordinate with folks in Chile to make sure that you get placed in the correct program.