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November 7, 2019 at 11:42 am

Career Corner | STEM Graduates Can Earn Tuition-Free Master’s in Education & Teaching Fellowships

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ALLY for STEM NOYCE Teaching Fellows Program

Students graduating with STEM majors and interested in teaching STEM in a K-12 setting are invited to apply for fully-funded opportunities to earn a master’s degree in Education, gain classroom experience, and become a licensed teacher.

The RALLY for STEM NOYCE Teaching Fellows Program at Ohio University offers the following opportunities;

  • Become a math or science teacher in one year while earning a master’s.
  • Commit to teaching in a high needs school for the first four years.
  • Free tuition and earn a $14,000 stipend while in the program.
  • Earn an additional $11,000 each year for the first four years while teaching in a high-needs school.

Upon competition of their degree, the fellows will receive four years of personalized mentoring, access to opportunities for professional development, and monetary annual incentives including a one-year $14,000 stipend, a four-year $11,000 supplemental stipend, and an additional four-year $1,000 stipend for travel to professional conferences.

Applications for the 2020 cohort will be accepted December 1, 2019 – March 30, 2020.

Please email or visit the contact page if you have questions.

Applications and more information are available at

The team is currently seeking applicants who hold undergraduate degrees in STEM fields. Twenty-four selected fellows will complete a one-year master’s program at Ohio University to develop skills in teaching, within the cultural context of rural Appalachia.


RALLY (Rural Appalachian Leaders and Local Youth) is an Ohio University partnership between the Patton College of Education, the College of Arts & Science, and Russ College of Engineering, funded by the National Science Foundation.

A team of Ohio University faculty launched the interdisciplinary initiative to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education in the Appalachian region.

“RALLY addresses the crucial need of a well-prepared, highly-qualified STEM teaching force in the rural Appalachian region of the United States,” the team wrote in the proposal. “In a region as sparsely populated as Appalachian Ohio, 24 highly qualified mathematics and science teachers can have a large impact on the quality of mathematics and science education.”

Faculty were awarded a $2.3 million NSF grant to support aspiring science teachers who choose to pursue a career in southeastern Ohio. The award was granted through the NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.

Faculty involved in the project:

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