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Are you interested in working towards social justice by contributing to quality STEM education for children in underserved communities?

Join Loyola’s Noyce CREST Scholars Program!

The Loyola University Maryland Culturally Responsive Equitable STEM Teaching (CREST) program seeks STEM degree holders interested in becoming secondary (7-12) teachers. Through scholarship funding in Loyola’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program and targeted early-career supports, CREST aims to increase the number of diverse, highly qualified secondary STEM teachers in high-need schools. Current eligible STEM majors include Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Earth/Space Science, Physics, and Mathematics.

The CREST program supports tuition, books, fees, and licensure exams for full-time one-year MAT students by awarding funds ranging from approximately $18,000 to $22,000. In addition to meeting the requirements of the program, funded CREST Scholars must commit to teach in a high-need school for at least two years after graduation for each year of funding.

CREST supports and activities include

  • Cohort program model: collaboratively connect and engage with peers as you learn,
  • MAT curriculum infused with culturally responsive STEM teaching practices,
  • Early co-curricular teaching experiences which include faculty observation and feedback,
  • Mentored field experiences in a Baltimore area Professional Development School,
  • Teaching internship in a high-need school,
  • Employment and career guidance as you approach graduation,
  • Annual summer interdisciplinary STEM institute for learning and networking,
  • CREST Connect, a professional learning community of early career teachers.

Application Deadlines

For study beginning in Summer 2024, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until February 15th, 2024.

Learn More

For more information, send email inquiries to the CREST Scholars Program director, Timothy B. P. Clark, Ph.D.

National Science Foundation Logo  Loyola’s CREST Scholars Program is supported by the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program