STEM Nexus: Connecting Massachusetts' STEM Community

Current Solicitations

National Science Foundation Proposal Evaluation Partner

Developing a 2-to-4-year STEM Teacher Pipeline

The National Science Foundation supports the recruitment and development of K-12 STEM teachers through the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship grant program. The Department of Higher Education (DHE) is planning to submit a proposal to the National Science Foundation for a $1.45M Noyce grant to create seamless pathways for community college students interested in transferring to a state university to pursue a career in STEM education. Through this pathway, Noyce Fellows will have earned a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field and be endorsed for a teaching license having successfully completed the requirements, including passing the Massachusetts Teacher Licensure Exam (MTEL).

These efforts will begin with a pilot group of three to five community college-state university partners in Years 1 and 2, grow in Years 3 and 4, and scale across the entire community college-state university system by Year 5. The Department of Higher Education is seeking a strong evaluation team to partner with on the proposal and the project, if awarded. The evaluator would be instrumental in developing the proposal and providing technical assistance, formative feedback, and summative evaluation.

Information Session: July 18, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Call in: (781) 338-3096 Passcode: 284923

Deadline: August 5, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

>> View the RFP on COMMBUYS

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