Applying to TEAMS


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The Application Process

As a Noyce Scholarship program, TEAMS seeks exceptional mathematics and science majors to pursue high school teacher licensure.  To apply for the program, applicants must: 

  • Complete and submit an application,  (click to access the Google form for applying)
  • Provide at least three references via the application form who can describe the candidate's academic abilities, dispositions toward teaching, and professionalism, and
  • Complete a brief interview with project faculty if selected as a finalist.   Interviews are expected to take place in mid to late April. 

We are currently accepting invitations for the 2020-2021 academic year with funds subject to approval by the National Science Foundation.  For the 2020-2021 academic year, some program requirements have changed via legislation in response to the COVID-19 response.  Please contact the Project Director for more information. 

Applicants should ensure that they meet minimum requirements for the program, including that they be mathematics or science majors or graduates from a mathematics or science degree (preferably Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, or Physics), have a minimum gpa of 2.7, and be a US citizen, national, or alien admitted as a refugee.  Students must be admitted into an appropriate licensure program by fall 2020. 

Additional Information for Applicants

Applicants will be reviewed based on their demonstration of academic ability and propensity for teaching as well as their commitment to teaching in rural, high needs schools.  

Receipt of a Noyce Scholarship through the TEAMS program requires that recipients maintain a minimum overall and content major gpa of 2.7 in coursework, make adequate progress in both coursework and licensure requirements, and complete all necessary assignments for licensure.  An additional but briefer application will be required each year to ensure adequate progress is being made in the program. 

If you have any questions regarding your qualifications to apply as  a TEAMS: Noyce Scholar, contact the program director, Tracie McLemore Salinas at salinastm@appstate.edu.