Funding for Teacher Education Programs

PhysTEC

PhysTEC provides financial support to help institutions develop sustainable physics teacher preparation programs. PhysTEC does not currently plan to offer any additional rounds of funding.

UTeach Replication

The UTeach Institute supports replication of the UTeach teacher preparation program at universities across the US.

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

The Noyce Scholarship Program funds institutions of higher education to provide scholarships, stipends, and programmatic support to recruit and prepare science and math majors and professionals to become K-12 teachers.

Math and Science Partnership

The Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) creates partnerships between universities and local school systems. These partnerships can include teacher education components.

Corporate Funding

Many corporate foundations will fund teacher education programs as part of their workforce development initiatives. Examples include James Madison University and Seattle Pacific University, which have both used private foundation money to fund a Teacher-in-Residence position.

Internal Funding

In most cases, external sources can provide seed or startup funding for a program, but will not provide long-term support. Program design should include a means to make the transition to sustainable funding source once external funding ends. Typically this means permanent budget line or endowment.

Scholarships for Future Teachers

A variety of organizations provide scholarships to future teachers.