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K-State Math Teacher Scholarship Program


A new scholarship beginning in the fall of 2017 focuses on Kansas State University mathematics majors who want to become certified teachers. The program is called K-State Math Teacher Scholarship Program. It is a collaborative effort between the Departments of Curriculum and Instruction and the Mathematics Department. It is designed to increase the supply of highly qualified middle and high school teachers (Grades 6-12) in mathematics and provide support systems for both pre-service and new math teachers. The effort is funded by the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Scholarship Program.

Upon completion of the K-State Math Teacher Scholarship Program, scholarship recipients are required to teach two years in a high need school district for each year of scholarship received. A high need school district is defined as serving a high percentage of individuals from families with incomes below the poverty line, a high percentage of English language learners, and/or a high percentage of rural populations. High need school districts exist throughout the state making it possible for graduates to any region of the state upon graduation. We will place specific attention on preparing teachers for work in rural school districts and school districts in the southwest part of the state where the need is the greatest.

The K-State Math Teacher Scholarship Program will (1) provide opportunities for freshmen and sophomores to work in informal mathematics education settings both on and off campus; (2) increase the number of undergraduate mathematics majors receiving licensure; (3) enable mathematics graduates to gain licensure through the TELRN program; (4) develop a pre-service seminar and in-service mentoring program to support the Noyce Scholars in their first two years of teaching; (5) strengthen relationships with high need districts throughout the state; and (6) conduct research into support structures appropriate to rural school mathematics placements.

Students interested in the K-State Math Teacher Scholarship Program can contact:

Dr. Sherri Martinie
237 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-3445
martinie@k-state.edu
Dr. Craig Spencer
138 Cardwell hall
1228 North 17th Street
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-0806
cvs@k-state.edu