Program Overview

As a Noyce Teaching Scholar, you will experience additional opportunities and work alongside content experts in the classroom and the field as you earn your bachelor’s degree in your STEM area and in education.  For those with a BA/BS in STEM, you will earn a Master’s degree in Education.


  • Financial support which includes up to $12,000 in scholarship per academic year for up to two years.
  • Paid six-week summer research internships for $2500.00.
  • Enhanced teaching opportunities working with a math or science professor for one year as a teaching assistant.
  • Opportunities to conduct research with university faculty and community representatives in your field of study.
  • Mentoring

Expectations of Scholarship

  • Demonstrate proficiency in your content with a 3.0 GPA or higher in your field of study;
  • Participate in planned content and pedagogical workshops each semester;
  • Conduct and present research related to your field of study or teaching practice;
  • Remain in contact with Lewis University following graduation;
  • Teach in a high need school district for four years (minimum).

Project Partnership Schools

Lewis University has partnered with schools in the region for recruiting and student teaching purposes.

Community College Partnerships: Joliet Junior College (JJC) and the College of DuPage (COD) have agreed to work as partners.

Partnerships with High-Need School Districts: To meet the needs of neighboring schools, Lewis has partnered with neighboring districts  (Valley View Public School District U365, Community High School District 218). Lewis has been involved in a series of successful collaborative efforts to strengthen STEM education. These efforts have included focus groups on ways to improve teacher education, staff development for teachers, and 6th-12th grade LU-sponsored college days. However, the need for a sufficient number of highly qualified STEM teachers strong in content and pedagogy to work with at-risk populations remains high. Noyce scholars will have additional opportunities to work in one of the partnerships schools with a highly qualified mentor teacher to complete their 15-week, full-time, clinical practice assignment.