KC-TEACH Internships are currently available.
KC-TEACH is an innovative collaborative project involving the University of
Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) College of Arts and Sciences, Schools of Education
and Biological Sciences. We seek to increase the number of high school science
teachers in high need schools.
KC-TEACH will provide two Robert Noyce scholarship options. Option 1 is designed
for undergraduate students who have 2-3 years to complete both their
undergraduate degree and science certification requirements, which obligates the
recipients to 4-6 years of teacher service in a high-need district. Option 2 is
a recent science bachelors recipient /second-career program, enabling
participants to complete high school science certification in one year and then
obligating them to 2 years of teacher service in a high-need district.
1. Prepare 28 high quality science teachers in biology, chemistry, earth science
or physics over five years by:
a. Equipping candidates to provide high-quality science instruction and
b. Placing them in a high-need urban high school.
2. To achieve Goal 1, attract a diverse, high-quality pool of KC-TEACH Noyce Scholarship applicants by:
a. Providing freshman and sophomore internships funded by UMKC;
b. Targeting students in biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics who are
interested in achieving high school science certification; and
c. Establishing a pipeline of potential KC-TEACH Noyce Scholarship applicants
among science professionals seeking a second career.
3. Support KC-TEACH program completers in their first three years of teaching,
improving their retention beyond the service commitment that the Noyce
Scholarship requires through:
a. Careful first-year placement and mentor selection and
b. New teacher orientation, classroom management support, and socialization into
the teaching profession.