The Noyce Scholars Program at the University of Portland is a comprehensive partnership between the University’s College of Arts and Sciences, the Shiley School of Engineering, the School of Education, the Moreau Center, Saturday Academy, and Portland Public Schools. The main goal of the program is to increase the number of highly-trained K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) teachers graduating from the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program at the University who teach in high-needs schools.
The Noyce Program provides scholarships and paid internships for students and professionals in STEM fields who want to become teachers. Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the program provides stipends and scholarships for students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields to pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree.
There are three strands of the Noyce Program.