Information on DREAM-Math

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Track 2 Program provides funding to institutions of higher education to provide scholarships, stipends, and programmatic support to recruit and prepare STEM majors and professionals to become K-12 teachers. The program seeks to increase the number of K-12 teachers with strong STEM content knowledge who teach in high-need school districts.

DREAM-Math Masters in Education Program

The Developing, Recruiting, and Empowering Alabama Mathematics (DREAM-Math) Teacher Project is a Noyce Track 2 proposal designed to encourage, recruit, and prepare motivated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduates and professionals in central Alabama to become well-prepared secondary (grades 6-12) mathematics teachers in response to critical needs faced in the region. DREAM-Math partners include Auburn University, Tuskegee University, Alabama State University, and eight surrounding high-needs school districts, with support from the Auburn University Foundation, the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative, and the East Alabama Regional In-service Center. Together they will work to develop the infrastructure to recruit 26 Teaching Fellows, prepare them for certification by adopting evidence-based strategies that support the learning of all students, and subsequently provide a minimum of four years of continuing professional learning to support their emerging teacher leadership. The project will develop 20 mentor teachers to guide the teacher fellows’ development across the project. A Professional Mathematics Learning Community will engage the teacher fellows, mentor teachers, program faculty, and professional development providers in mutual professional growth.

Is there a Contractual Agreement?

Students accepted into the DREAM-Math program must sign a contract agreeing to work in a high needs secondary school of an approved district for four years or repay the scholarship amount to the University with interest. The total Scholarship amount is approximately $50,000.00.

This project is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation Noyce Scholarship Program (#2151040). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation