College of Education: Preparing Teachers and Education Professionals
Mathematics and Science Education Noyce Scholars Program

Selection Requirements

To ensure the continuing quality of students admitted into the undergraduate and MAT program at ECU, candidates for a Noyce Scholarship will be selected based on academic merit, with consideration given to financial need, participation of minorities, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented genders relative to specific teaching areas.

Undergraduate Selection Requirements

East Carolina University students, transfer students from universities, and transfer students from community colleges are eligible to apply for a Noyce Scholarship. Transfer students must demonstrate proof of acceptance to ECU. The following additional requirements must be met.

  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher in mathematics, science, or engineering coursework.
  •  Major in mathematics, science, or engineering AND pursuing teaching certification (e.g., double major in mathematics and mathematics education or a field of science and science education).
  •  Complete application (including GPA, transcript, etc.).
  •  Statement that includes why applicant wants to teach and commitment to teaching.
  • Three letters of recommendations.
  • Agreement to fulfill service obligation associated with the Noyce Scholarship (teach two years in a high-need school district for each year funded).

Graduate Selection Requirements

Before applying for a Noyce scholarship into our MAT science education program, students must complete a graduate school application through the ECU Graduate School. After a student has been unconditionally admitted to the Graduate School, the student may seek acceptance into the College of Education and one of the licensure areas offered in the MAT program. Minimum requirements for consideration as an MAT Noyce Scholar in science education:

  • Overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on all undergraduate work from an institution accredited by a regional association.
  •  Bachelor's degree in mathematics or science.
  • Satisfactory entrance examination scores on either Graduate Record Examinations or the Miller Analogies Test.
  •  Three letters of recommendations from persons who can attest to the applicant's academic competence, ability to complete graduate work, and/or classroom experience.
  • A letter of intent that should be submitted with the application to Graduate School.
  •  Interview with the MAT Coordinator, program area faculty, university administrators, teachers, and former MAT graduates.
  • A writing sample on an undisclosed topic that is completed during the interview process.
  •  Evidence of some classroom experience or volunteer work with students at the level the candidate would like to teach.
  • Agreement to fulfill service obligation associated with Noyce Scholarship (teach two years in a high-need school district for each year funded).