About the Program

About the Program

Improving STEM Teacher Preparation: A Long Term Investment (D-STEM)

Choose Ohio First Program is designed to attract and graduate STEM education students over a five year period. The proposed program focuses on investing in quality education for K-12 STEM education teachers. Scholarship recipients will be engaged in teaching experiences and professional learning communities that will support their classroom experiences. Not only will the program recruit underrepresented minority and economically disadvantaged student populations to the STEM education field, but it will also provide assistance in critical transition periods in the early years of the teaching profession by providing continuing education coursework and assistance.

The following groups are eligible to apply:

  • Current Science and Mathematics Teachers
  • Graduate Initial Licensure Program Master of Urban Secondary Teaching Program (MUST)
  • Middle School Pre-Service Teachers
  • Graduating High School Seniors
  • Current CSU Math and Science Majors
  • Adolescent/Young Adults (Secondary) Pre-Service Teachers

Noyce Recommendation Form Ohio First Application