Skip to main content

Search NYU Steinhardt

There are two paths that lead students to our program:

  • NYU undergraduate STEM majors from throughout the University can apply junior year and begin MAT course work senior year
  • Students from outside NYU can apply to begin full graduate study and may be able to complete the course work in a little over a year

Whichever pathway you take, you’ll be eligible for funding from the National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program. In addition to funding, you’ll receive induction and mentorship activities including mentor observations, meetings, and group workshops in your first year of teaching.

Please note that only US citizens or nationals, or permanent residents are eligible for the Noyce funding.

For Current NYU Undergraduates

Benefits and Requirements

You will receive:

  • A $10,000 scholarship your senior year as you begin your MAT course work
  • An additional $15,000 stipend for your year of full master’s-level course work
  • Induction and mentorship activities including mentor observations, meetings, and group workshops in your first year of teaching

Your funding comes with a work requirement – you will need to serve as a STEM teacher in a high-need local educational agency for four years (two years for each full year of a scholarship received), and this needs to be completed within eight years of completing the program. If you do not complete the work requirement, you will be required to return the funding.

How to Apply

You can apply for the MAT your junior year or during the summer before your senior year. Be sure to submit your Noyce application before completing your application for graduate study. 

Apply for Noyce Funding for Current NYU Undergraduates

Eligibility

Current NYU undergraduates who wish to become Noyce Scholars must:

  • Plan to apply for the NYU Steinhardt MAT in Teaching Students with Disabilities and Computer Science for the 2022–2023 or 2023–2024 academic year
  • Be NYU STEM majors
  • Expect to graduate between Spring 2022 and Spring 2023
  • Be US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents
Required Noyce Funding Application Materials

To complete your application, you will need:

  • Your NYU transcript, and any other post-secondary transcripts (if you have transferred to NYU, for instance, or took courses elsewhere)
  • A statement of purpose, responding to these two prompts:
    • What is motivating you to pursue teaching?
    • What are two of your key strengths that will help you be a good teacher of all students, including those with disabilities?
  • One letter of recommendation from a higher education instructor or mentor. You will enter the recommender's information in the application; please have the recommender email their letter to TeachingCSandSWD@nyu.edu. The letter should address:
    • Your facility with computer science content and computer science learning
    • Evidence of how you might work with young people
    • Your commitment to equitable outcomes
  • An optional resume/CV or other supporting materials

For Applicants Outside of NYU

Benefits and Requirements

You will receive:

  • A $15,000 stipend for your year of master’s-level course work
  • Induction and mentorship activities including mentor observations, meetings, and group workshops in your first year of teaching

You must already have completed your undergraduate degree to begin this program. 

Your funding comes with a work requirement – you will need to serve as a STEM teacher in a high-need local educational agency for two years, and this needs to be completed within four years of completing the program. If you do not complete the work requirement, you will be required to return the funding.

How to Apply

In addition to applying for Noyce funding, you will need to complete a graduate application for NYU Steinhardt. The Noyce program requires a separate application.

Apply for Noyce Funding for Applicants Outside of NYU

Eligibility

You must:

  • Apply for the NYU Steinhardt MAT in Teaching Students with Disabilities and Computer Science for the 2022–2023 academic year
  • Be a US citizen, national, or permanent resident
Required Noyce Funding Application Materials

To complete your application, you will need:

  • Your undergraduate transcript, and any other post-secondary transcripts (e.g., if you have transferred, if you have taken courses elsewhere, if you have additional degrees)
  • A statement of purpose, responding to these two prompts:
    • What is motivating you to pursue teaching?
    • What are two of your key strengths that will help you to be a good teacher of all students, including those with disabilities?
  • One letter of recommendation from a higher education instructor or mentor, or employer reference (as appropriate). You will enter the recommender's information in the application; please have the recommender email their letter to TeachingCSandSWD@nyu.edu. The letter should address:
    • Your facility with computer science content and computer science learning
    • Evidence of how you might work with young people
    • Your commitment to equitable outcomes
  • An optional resume/CV or other supporting materials