About STEMS2

The Strengthening Teacher Education through Mathematics & Science Teaching Scholars (STEMS2) in Louisiana project intends to produce no less than twenty-five exceptionally qualified mathematics and science teachers, who upon completing the project will have earned a baccalaureate degree in mathematics, biology, or one of the sciences as well as obtained secondary teacher certification. In addition to scholarship support to STEM majors, the project will provide a comprehensive system of supports anchored by a handpicked cadre of in-service secondary STEM teachers who will serve as mentors to these pre-service candidates. Furthermore, during the first years of teaching by these Noyce Scholars, Induction Specialists, comprised of a select group of recent retirees who are remarkably skilled and qualified at teaching their subject, will provide direct support to the newly minted teachers. STEMS2 represents a collaborative partnership between the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Colleges of Education and Sciences, and two local school districts the Lafayette Parish and Iberia Parish school systems.