The Dallas Noyce Scholars Program
The Dallas Noyce Scholars Program provides scholarships to college students who want to become middle and high school math teachers in the Dallas area.
Noyce Scholars receive $30,000 for Junior and Senior years at SMU, with additional merit- and need-based scholarships available. During that time, students earn a double major in mathematics and education and begin teaching in a local school, with a commitment to continue teaching for four years.
Students are selected for the Dallas Noyce Scholars Program based on their commitment to a teaching career and desire to teach math in a high-needs school. Some Noyce Scholars come to SMU as transfers and others are current SMU undergraduates.
In addition to financial support, other benefits include:
- Community-focused coursework enabling them to connect with the Dallas area
- Field experiences in the communities in which they will teach after graduation
- Training in working with students for whom English is not their first language
- Cohort mentoring and community building with other students in the program
After completing coursework, Noyce Scholars work as student teachers or teacher interns in Dallas schools under supervision of SMU faculty. After completing their student teaching or internships, Noyce Scholars are certified to teach in Texas public schools, and the program assists with placement options within Dallas ISD.