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Rio Salado College in Tempe offering STEM scholarship

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Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 4:00 pm

Twenty STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) professionals will be provided with a teaching program, scholarships and job placement. The program provides students with teachers who have real-world experience.

The Noyce Scholars SMILE (science and math innovative learning environments) program at Rio Solado College presents candidates with the opportunity to teach math and science for grades 7-12. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, a desire to teach and three or more years in a non-education STEM career,to be considered eligible.

Candidates will receive a $16,500 stipend for the 15-month online, teaching program. They must then teach for two years in one of 22 high-need Arizona school districts.

Candidates must also pass a subject knowledge exam, participate in a teaching seminar and attend a screening interview in addition to the application process.

The deadline to apply for STEM is July 18, and more information can be found at www.riosalado.edu/noyce.

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