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    CCNSP Master of Arts in Teaching Scholars

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    The Colorado College Noyce Scholarship Program (CCNSP) is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). It provides stipends and scholarships for students in science, mathematics, and technology fields to pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree.

    • Open to mathematics or science majors interested in becoming a classroom teacher
    • Must apply and be accepted to the Master of Arts in Teaching Program (MAT)
    • MAT program completed in 14 months following graduation
    • Must commit to teaching in Title I schools for two years for every year of scholarship received in Colorado Springs School District 11 or Harrison School District 2 (elementary, middle or high school)
    • Up to $20,000 in scholarship available

    Teacher Preparation Program Information

    • Major in Mathematics or Science and Minor in Education
    • Complete teacher candidate practicum (student teaching) during ninth semester after graduation or during Master of Arts in Teaching Program
    • Up to $2,000 scholarship for 9th Semester Scholars
    • Up to $20,000 scholarship available for MAT Scholars
    • Contact Deb Mortenson ( for TPP/MAT information

    For more information including a request for application, contact Mike Taber, Chair of the Education Department, at

    The application deadline for CCNSP MAT program scholarships is December 1.

    Application for Noyce Teaching Scholarship 

    About the Colorado College Noyce Scholarship Program (CCNSP)

    This program is for students majoring or intending to major in mathematics or sciences with the aspiration to become a teacher in a Title I school. Students applying for this scholarship have either been accepted into the Teacher Preparation Program (9th semester or Master of Arts in Teaching) or have applied to the Teacher Preparation 9th Semester Program or Master of Arts in Teaching Program.  (There is a separate online application for the Teacher Preparation Program and Master of Arts and Teaching Program.)  

    Eligibility: Juniors can apply in Fall or Spring for a semester-long scholarship.  A scholarship is not guaranteed to continue beyond a single semester. However, scholarship recipients in good academic standing and achieving acceptable progress toward teacher licensure may re-apply each semester. The re-application process is simple - contact for re-application information.

    Important Information
    For every year of scholarship money you receive, you must commit to teaching for two years in a Title I school. Our desire is for you to complete this obligation in Colorado Springs School District 11 or Harrison School District 2, as a way of continuing to give back to the community. Scholarship recipients will sign a committment contract regarding the obligations associated with receiving the scholarship.

    This application requires two short essays. We recommend that you write and save your essays on a separate document, then cut and paste your responses here. All responses are limited to 500 words. So that you may prepare your answers in advance, the essay questions are as follows:

    1. Please explain why you want to teach in Title I schools.
    2. Please describe the value of mathematics and/or science in K-12 students' learning.

    You are also required to submit two confidential letters of reference: one (1) from a math or science professor whose class you took and a second (2) from a faculty member in the Education Department. The letters should double as letters of reference to the Teacher Preparation Program and CCNSP. Please make sure professors address your academic ability in math and science and your potential for becoming an effective classroom teacher in a Title I school. Letters should be sent to Mike Taber ( by the deadline reported on the CCNSP webpage. Alternatively, you may deliver sealed hard copies to the Education Department in Mierow House. If selected, you will be contacted to schedule an interview.