In response to the need for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) K-12 teachers in the Southwest’s Four Corners region, we created a teacher training program to support the communities in our beautiful backyard. The Four Corners Noyce Scholars Program is a National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported1 scholarship program aimed at increasing the number of highly-qualified STEM teachers in K-12 schools throughout the Four Corners region.
FCNS offers the following opportunities to students:
FCNS is intentionally designed to prepare teachers to meet the unique needs of students and schools in the Four Corners region’ rural and diverse communities. Scholarships recipients teach two years in a high needs school for each year funded. Program activities and academic preparation will equip teachers to bring equity and understanding to the classroom, while acknowledging how factors from outside the classroom may still impact student learning.
1Support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program under Award No. 1758344.