Appalachian State University Receives $1.1 Million Grant to Support Mathematics and Science Teacher Preparation

Appalachian State University has received a National Science Foundation grant for $1,165,039 to support a Noyce Scholarship Program. The grant, awarded by NSF's Directorate for Education & Human Resources, Division of Education, provides scholarship funding to support mathematics and science majors in acquiring high school teaching licensure. The program, titled TEAMS, or Teaching for Equity in Appalachia in Mathematics and Science, prepares prospective teachers with the content and pedagogy components needed for teaching but also focuses on the specific needs of students and schools in high need, rural areas.

The program provides scholarships of $10,000 per year to support juniors or seniors in biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics or physics in completing licensure and program requirements. Participants also receive travel money to attend teaching conferences and mentoring from effective teachers in the region. Prospective teachers who have completed a degree in the areas listed above and who are eligible to pursue licensure in North Carolina are also eligible to apply. Scholarship recipients teach in high-needs schools after licensure, gaining valuable experience in teaching mathematics and science to diverse learners.

Students or former students interested in the TEAMS program who are not currently licensed or are not currently enrolled in a licensure program can contact the Program Director, Tracie McLemore Salinas at Additional information is also available on the website at, and application materials and requirements will be posted there soon.

Published: Sep 17, 2015 10:09am