Mathematics Education is an exciting, growing, and changing field. Graduate degrees in mathematics education prepare school leaders, curriculum developers, teacher educators, educational researchers, and college and university mathematics education faculty. The Mathematics Education graduate programs are housed in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the Penn State College of Education. The Department offers graduate programs at the master’s (M.Ed., M.S.) and doctoral (Ph.D.) levels. Please visit the department's page regarding graduate studies in Curriculum and Instruction for specifics about application requirements.
The Noyce Scholarship opportunity is a competitive program that trains students to be successful secondary math teachers in high-needs schools. It is funded by a National Science Foundation grant and provides scholarships to eligible students who agree to teach in a high-needs school after attaining their degree.
PSU Mathematics Major and Potential Noyce Scholar Application
If you are interested in teaching secondary mathematics and in the Noyce Scholars program, there is scholarship money available prior to becoming a Noyce Scholar. As a Penn State University student at University Park, you may apply for a special scholarship (up to $10,000) that would apply to your freshman and/or sophomore year.