Noyce Project MATH

Are You Interested in Mathematics Teaching?

You may have the opportunity to explore a career in mathematics teaching. No commitment to becoming a teacher required. This experiences allow you to “try on” teaching to see whether this career might be a good option for you.

  • Work in the Math and Stats Learning Center
  • Work as a teacher's assistant in a local secondary school.

You can apply to be a part of a program that provides financial and other support while you are in your credential program or your upper-division years in the ITEP program, and first year of teaching.

  • $12,500 Scholarships are available for mathematics majors who enter SDSU’s credential program to become mathematics teachers in middle school or high school.

What is the current state of mathematics teaching? Mathematics teachers…

  • share their passion for math with others;
  • positively influence students’ lives;
  • are in very high demand; and
  • start their jobs earning about $50,000 per year for 10 months of teaching (2 months off) and have excellent health and retirement benefits.

Questions? Contact Dr. Susan Nickerson at [email protected].


Math and Stat Learning Center

In the Math and Stat Learning Center (MLC), you may be a tutor or lead college students in MATH 141 PreCalculus Activity sections.

Contact: [email protected]


Apply to Work as a Teacher's Aide at a Local Middle School

The SDSU Noyce project is looking for mathematically-capable, energetic, and positive college students to work as paid interns. Interns will assist teachers within their classrooms. You must be available some weekdays between 7:30 am – 3:30 pm.

How to Apply:
We will interview on an ongoing basis until all the spaces are filled. 

Download an application.


Support for Noyce Scholars

SDSU’s Noyce Scholars earn scholarships, attend conferences, and get additional support in their first year of teaching.

Noyce Scholars Math 2021-2022

SDSU’s Noyce Scholars Mathematics 2021–2022

Noyce Math Scholars 2020-2021

SDSU’s Noyce Scholars Mathematics 2020–2021

Noyce Math Scholars 2018

SDSU’s Noyce Scholars Mathematics 2018–2019

SDSU Noyce Scholars Math 2019-2020

SDSU’s Noyce Scholars Mathematics 2019–2020


SDSU Noyce Scholars and Interns Program

Attention Mathematics Majors!!
Apply to Become a Noyce Scholar!

Do you love sharing your passion for mathematics with others?
Do you want to positively influence students’ lives?
Do you enjoy working with middle or high school students?

If you answered YES to any of the questions above, teaching mathematics may be a wonderful career option for you!

You have the opportunity to cultivate a love for learning mathematics by becoming a mathematics teacher! SDSU is now offering  the opportunity to apply to become a Noyce Scholar and earn a $12,500 scholarship. Scholarships are available to those who want to become mathematics teachers and who enter SDSU's well-respected credential program or ITEP program! Questions? Contact Dr. Susan Nickerson at [email protected].

For more information about applying to SDSU’s teacher credential program, visit or the SDSU bilingual single subject teacher credential program,

We seek prospective mathematics teachers who are committed to learning how to teach mathematics to every child who comes into their classrooms, who are genuinely curious about teaching and how children learn, and who understand that the credential program is but the beginning of their journey as a teacher and that  as long as they continue to teach, they will strive to continue to learn how to improve their practice of teaching.

Requirements: Teach in high-needs school (almost any school in San Diego County) for 2 years. 


Download an application for becoming a Noyce Scholar:
For credential program: Word  PDF
For ITEP program: Word  PDF

We will begin review of applications on March 20 and continue until filled.

Noyce Project LEARN Team

Math Education   Science Education
Randolph Philipp
Lisa Lamb
Susan Nickerson
  Donna Ross
Meredith Houle Vaughn
Kathy Williams

For more information, contact Lisa Lamb at [email protected]

Many thanks to the National Science Foundation (#1240127) for their support of this project. Thank you also to Qualcomm, Inc. for their generous gift to support this effort. These public-private commitments strengthen our work and allow us to support more teachers in productive ways.

See also the information in the September 24, 2012 article in the U-T San Diego, and the coverage given the Noyce Project in Informed & Inspired, the College of Education Newsletter, on October 5, 2015.