Eligibility and Expectations - Edinboro University
          Contact Info

          Roger Wolbert, Ph.D.
          Principal Investigator
          Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

          Office: 160 Ross Hall
          Phone: (814) 732-1190
          Email: ents@edinboro.edu

          Eligibility and Expectations

          The Noyce award provides new and unique opportunities for Scholars, such as a yearlong capstone experience in a high-need school district, practice of culturally responsive strategies, behavior modification and innovative teaching strategies, urban and rural education experiences, and early employment training through student employment options. Before applying for the ENTS scholarship/stipend, please review the expectations of the ENTS program.

          Candidacy requirements:

          • 3.0 GPA after completing 45 credits,
          • passing the Pennsylvania Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA) for reading, writing, and mathematics,
          • passing 46 credits of content specific courses with a C or higher,
          • appropriate clearances,
          • and having an advisor certify that the candidate has a positive professional disposition. Candidates already with a STEM degree will have a modified path to completion.

          Stages of Completion:

          Stage 1: Complete early course work; include virtual and on-site observations; focus on ELL and Special Education.

          Stage 2: Engage in content-specific experiences available to STEM Majors for all EU teacher preparation programs to complete during the years they receive funding.

          Stages 3 & 4: The ENTS program will combine these two stages into a yearlong capstone experience in a classroom within a high-need school. Stage 3 is a 14-week classroom experience before Scholars do their student teaching. During this stage, Scholars will take their field-block courses (12 credits) in the first half of the semester and then will participate fully in the instructional activities of their content-specific classroom for the other half of the semester under the supervision of a cooperating educator and an EU supervisor. Stage 4 is a 14-week student teaching experience in which Scholars will become solely responsible for the instructional activities of a content-specific classroom. Scholars will complete stages 3 and 4 in the same setting to provide more depth and preparation within the culture of a high-need school.


          In addition to the stages above, undergraduate scholars will be expected to participate in the Philadelphia Urban Experience and the Lake Erie Region Experience. All scholars are expected to complete the following:

          • Attend monthly seminars on culturally responsive teaching.
          • Regularly meet with advisors and ENTS team leaders.
          • Engage in the mentoring program as an ENTS and new teacher.
          • Sign the promissory note to teach two years for each year of the scholarship/stipend or pay back the scholarship/stipend as a loan to the U.S. Department of Treasury.
          • Participate in the evaluation process of the ENTS program and to participate in reflective exercises on experiences as an ENTS.
          • Be willing to participate in the Noyce Summit in Washington, D.C. if selected to attend.
          • Not work more than 15 hours at another job so that time can be focused being an ENTS.