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K-State Math Teacher Scholarship Program


The K-State Math Teacher Scholarship Program focuses on Kansas State University mathematics majors who want to become certified teachers. It is a collaborative effort between the Departments of Curriculum and Instruction and the Mathematics Department. It is designed to increase the supply of highly qualified middle and high school teachers (Grades 6-12) in mathematics and provide support systems for both pre-service and new math teachers. The effort is funded by the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Scholarship Program.

  • Internships are available for Freshmen and Sophomores
  • Scholarships are available for Junior, Seniors and Graduate Students

Upon completion of the K-State Math Teacher Scholarship Program, scholarship recipients are required to teach two years in a high need school district for each year of scholarship received. A high need school district is defined as serving a high percentage of individuals from families with incomes below the poverty line, a high percentage of English language learners, and/or a high percentage of rural populations. High need school districts exist throughout the state making it possible for graduates to any region of the state upon graduation. We will place specific attention on preparing teachers for work in rural school districts and school districts in the southwest part of the state where the need is the greatest.

The K-State Math Teacher Scholarship Program will (1) provide opportunities for freshmen and sophomores to work in informal mathematics education settings both on and off campus; (2) increase the number of undergraduate mathematics majors receiving licensure; (3) enable mathematics graduates to gain licensure through the TELRN program; (4) develop a pre-service seminar and in-service mentoring program to support the Noyce Scholars in their first two years of teaching; (5) strengthen relationships with high need districts throughout the state; and (6) conduct research into support structures appropriate to rural school mathematics placements.

Students interested in the K-State Math Teacher Scholarship Program can contact:

Dr. Sherri Martinie
237 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-3445
martinie@k-state.edu
Dr. Craig Spencer
138 Cardwell Hall
1228 North 17th Street
Manhattan, KS 66506
cvs@k-state.edu

Program Faculty

Dr. Sherri Martinie photo

Dr. Sherri Martinie

Director and Principal Investigator
237 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-3445
martinie@k-state.edu

Dr. Craig Spencer photo

Dr. Craig Spencer

Co-Principal Investigator
138 Cardwell Hall
1228 North 17th Street
Manhattan, KS 66506
cvs@k-state.edu

Rekha Natarajan photo

Rekha Natarajan

Senior Personnel
022 Cardwell Hall
1228 North 17th Street
Manhattan, KS 66506
rekha@k-state.edu

Program Resource Links

Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Department of Mathematics
National Science Foundation
NSF Robert Noyce Scholarship Program