Be a part of redefining science and math education in Chicago Public Schools—while earning financial support.
The LUC-Noyce Scholars program aims to prepare a diverse and talented group of science and math teachers in high-need classrooms, who can make a positive difference in the lives and education of high school students. Loyola students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in education and teacher licensure can earn up to $30,000 for agreeing to help Chicago’s shortage of qualified math and science educators.
Tuition support: $20,000
Obligated years of service: two years
Tuition Support: $15,000/year ($30,000 total)
Obligated years of service: four years
In exchange for each year of financial support, LUC-Noyce Scholars are obligated to teach in a Chicago Public School high school of their choice, or in another eligible high-need school district in the United States. The program works with CPS to identify schools where students can offer the most impact and find the best preparation for their future careers. If the service obligation is not fully completed, the balance of financial support will be treated as a loan the student must repay.
A high-need school district must meet one of the following criteria:
- Has at least one school in which 50% or more of the enrolled students are eligible for participation in the free and reduced price lunch program.
- Has at least one school in which -
- More than 34% of the academic classroom teachers at the secondary level (across all academic subjects) do not have an undergraduate degree with a major or minor in, or a graduate degree in, the academic field in which they teach the largest percentage of their classes; OR
- More than 34% of the teachers in two of the academic departments do not have an undergraduate degree with a major or minor in, or a graduate degree in, the academic field in which they teach the largest percentage of their classes.
- Has at least one school whose teacher attrition rate has been 15 percent or more over the last three school years.
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