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NOYCE Teacher Academy at CCNY

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NOYCE Teacher Academy at CCNY

NOYCE logoThe NOYCE Teacher Academy at CCNY (NOYCE TA at CCNY) is an exciting new program whose aim is to prepare a new generation of exceptional teachers who will produce high levels of student achievement and inspire New York City middle and high school students' interest in mathematics and science. NOYCE TA scholars are talented and motivated. At CCNY they find others who share a passion for mathematics and science and dedication to public service.

The NOYCE TA program's aim is to take highly qualified students with an interest in mathematics and science who want to make a difference and provide a carefully designed program to produce accomplished mathematicians and scientists who, through the guidance of outstanding CUNY faculty and regular participation in New York City classrooms, are masters of the art of teaching.

Program Highlights

  • Full tuition, stipend and fees scholarship for the last two years of your Bachelors degree (up to $16,000 over two years)
  • A stipend-paid, no-obligation internship prior to the scholarship, to help students explore the possibility of a career in teaching
  • Access to summer internships pertaining to STEM and education
  • Opportunities for supplementary scholarships and stipends
  • Special seminars with invited speakers on issues pertaining to urban education
  • Special classes with other fellow NOYCE TA Scholars
  • A dedicated space at CCNY to study and meet and work with fellow NOYCE TA Scholars
  • Faculty mentors in education, mathematics and science ensuring that Scholars begin on track and stay on track toward graduation
  • Intensive internships in NYC public schools while apprenticing with master teachers
  • Eligibility for full-time teaching positions in NYC schools upon successful completion of the program
  • Support during the first two years of teaching


To be eligible for the NOYCE TA fellowship students must:

  • Have a major in one of the STEM content areas (i.e., mathematics, physics, biology, earth science, chemistry). As per NY State regulations, and also as a NOYCE requirement, to attain certification to teach in grades 7-12, one has to maintain a major in their content area. Students also have to have a minor in education.
  • Maintain overall average of 3.0 or higher in mathematics and science courses (if a student's GPA is currently below 3.0 but he/she is interested, please contact us to discuss each case individually).
  • Successful completion of 30 College Credits, preferably with 15 credits in mathematics and science courses prior to applying for the fellowship.
  • Recommendation from a mathematics, engineering or science professor
  • Demonstrated interest in teaching in NYC Public Schools through your personal essay

Teaching Obligation

NOYCE funding comes in the form of a forgivable loan. For each semester of funding received, recipients agree to complete 2 semesters of service as a STEM teacher in a high-need local district.

Funding reverts to a loan that must be repaid if the recipient:

  • fails to maintain the required level of academic standing (3.0 cumulative GPA)
  • is dismissed from the program or institution for disciplinary reasons
  • withdraws from the program before the completion
  • declares the intent not to meet the service obligation
  • fails to fulfill the teaching service commitment

For further questions, please contact one of the following NOYCE advisors:
Mathematics: Professor Despina Stylianou
Physics: Professor Richard Steinberg
Earth Sciences: Professor Richard Steinberg ​
Chemistry: Professor Issa Salame
Biology: Professor  Yael Wyner

The program is funded by the National Science Foundation.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1239896.
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.

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