Noyce Teaching Fellowship (2013-2020)

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Lynch School of Education and the Mathematics Department

Math for America-Boston

Boston College (Lynch School of Education and the Math Dept), in partnership with Math for America-Boston and Education Development Center, under the support of the National Science Foundation, will offer a five-year integrated program for a highly select groups of Teaching Fellows. They will study for a Master of Science in Teaching Degree (one year) at Boston College and participate in systematic professional development (four years) during their formative years as new teachers, with a curriculum that seamlessly interweaves content, pedagogical content knowledge, and pedagogy.

Minimum requirements

Applicants to the BC-MfA-Boston Noyce Teaching fellows must

  • have bachelor's degree in mathematics or another STEM field
  • be a United States citizens or permanent resident
  • commit to teach for at least four years in a high-need district upon successful completion of the master's degree program. Boston and Framingham are preferred districts.
  • not yet have initial licensure


BC-MfA-Boston Noyce Teaching Fellows will

  • receive a full scholarship to Boston College’s Master of Science in Teaching (MST) degree program in mathematics
  • receive a stipend during the MST year (Year One) of $10,000 for living expenses.
  • receive stipend of $10,000 per year over Years Two through Five.
  • become a Math for America-Boston Fellow and participate in enhanced professional development programs
  • be paired with an experienced teacher mentor for advice and support


Program Description

Year One

Master of Science in Teaching Degree (Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars Program) at Boston College (two summers plus two semesters)

Course Requirements

Course Numbers and Title
  • PY447 Applied Adolescent Development
  • ED435 Social Contexts of Education
  • ED438 Instruction of Students with Special Needs and Diverse Learners
  • ED447 Literacy and Assessment in Secondary Education
  • ED304 Secondary and Middle School Mathematics Methods
  • ED346 Teaching Bilingual Learners
  • ED621 Bilingualism, Second Language and Literacy Development
  • ED429 Pre-­practicum Experience 1
  • ED431 Graduate Inquiry Seminar 1
  • ED420 Practicum Experience (Full)
  • ED432 Graduate Inquiry Seminar 2
  • ED888 Master’s Comprehensive Examination
  • Two Math Courses such as:
    • Euclid's Element
    • Mathematical Problem Solving for Secondary Teachers
    • History of Mathematics
    • Advanced Math for Secondary Education
  • PROMYS for Teachers (PfT), a summer program at Boston University.
    For over 20 years, Boston University’s Mathematics Department and EDC have collaborated on PfT, a six-­week summer immersion experience promoting a “culture of exploration” in secondary school mathematics classrooms. The PfT experience proves that the joys of exploration and discovery can be experienced by students and teachers in ways that are not all that different from what a seasoned mathematics researcher experiences and that teachers who have such experiences are better prepared to encourage independent inquiry among their own students.

Year One And A Half

Prior to fall employment, the Teaching Fellow will attend the New Teacher Academy. This two-day induction conference, sponsored by Boston College in partnership with Boston Public Schools and Bridgewater State College, was designed for P-­12 educators in their first through third years of teaching. Curricula for the Academy focus on teachers’ areas of greatest need (e.g., assessment, classroom management, differentiated instruction, and working with English language learners and special needs students).

Year 2 to Year 5

Teaching in a high-need district around Boston neighborhood such as Boston or Framingham.

  • One-on-One mentoring that includes 4 classroom visits per year during the first two years by the Noyce Master Teacher Fellows with follow up meeting.
  • MfA Boston will coordinate the planning and activities for the Teaching Fellows during these four years of practice. The professional development planning will involve faculty, staff, and graduate students at Boston College, staff at Math for America-Boston and EDC, Master Teacher Fellows, and Master Teachers from partner school districts. In particular, Noyce Teaching Fellows are expected to attend six all-day PROMYS for Teacher Workshops organized by EDC to help them unpack the content and pedagogical approaches they learned in college to enrich the school curricula and facilitate an ongoing network of teachers, mathematics educators, and research mathematicians.


Applicants must submit applications to the MST degree of Donovan Urban Scholar at Boston College to MfA Boston Teaching Fellowship program separately.

Deadline of application: January 1, 2014


  • Applicants will be notified by February 19, 2014 if they have been selected for an interview.
  • Finalist Interviews will be held during March 2014.
  • Candidates will be notified by the end of March 2014.
  • The program begins in June, 2014.


For more information, feel free to contact:

Lillie Albert, Associate Professor
Lynch School of Education, Boston College

Kristen Luce, Program Coordinator
Math for America-Boston

Sol Friedberg, James P. McIntyre Professor and Chairman
Math Dept, Boston College

C-K Cheung, Associate Professor
Math Dept, Boston College