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Program Highlights

  • Full tuition scholarships available for junior and senior students pursuing physics teacher certification
  • 7 full scholarships awarded each year, recipients commit to teach in a high-need school for 2 years
  • Continuing mentoring in career placement and early-career work
  • Prestigious national recognition as an NSF/Noyce Scholar
  • Lots of real-world opportunities: practice teaching in local classrooms and travel to national conferences
  • Commitment-free opportunities to try out science teaching as freshman & sophomores
  • Work 1 to 1 with dedicated faculty mentors doing real science research & share cutting-edge research with young students

How to apply

  • Using Common Application, select “Physics-Secondary Education (or Physics)” as primary program of study
  • Scholarship applications will be accepted each spring for current TCNJ sophomores and juniors

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TCNJ Summer Teaching Exploration Program for Undergraduate Physics (STEP-UP)

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