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Program Description

Noyce Mentoring Experiences

During their junior year, Noyce Fellows register for EDUC 325 in the Fall semester and EDUC 326 in the Spring. Through EDUC 325 and EDUC 326, students are placed in a partner high school, where they participate in an intensive and innovative mentoring program. Noyce scholars spend one morning per week in their assigned classroom. They form a "reflective triad" with a master high school teacher and a CWRU faculty  member. As part of the course, Noyce Fellows meet monthly in a cohort group with CWRU Teacher Education staff and their school mentors to discuss teaching issues and reflect on their teaching experiences.  Partner high schools include Early College, Architecture and Design (both located at John Hay High School), Cleveland Heights High School, and Shaker Heights High School.

CWRU students who begin the Noyce program in the Spring semester of their junior year will register for EDUC 326 in the Spring semester of their junior year and EDUC 325 in the Fall semester of their senior year.

The mentoring relationships established in the junior year will continue through the teacher candidates' early teaching career facilitated by advanced information technology platforms.  Thus, in their first year teaching, candidates will be supported by many individuals: by their junior year mentor, student teaching supervisor, faculty advisor, school mentors, and as importantly, by their cohort Noyce Fellows peers.   This support network will help new teachers face new experiences and challenges successfully.