STEM teacher initiative between Mines, UNC funded by $300K NSF grant

By: InnovatioNews Tuesday August 5, 2014 0 comments Tags: Golden, Greeley, STEM


Colorado School of Mines logoGOLDEN/GREELEY - A framework for an innovative teacher preparation partnership between the Colorado School of Mines and the University of Northern Colorado will be funded with a nearly $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

The new program will focus on increasing the number of highly qualified science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers in response to a presidential goal to prepare 100,000 new STEM teachers over the next decade.

The Mines-UNC initiative draws on the strengths of the two research institutions in providing Mines students with a path to becoming a science or math teacher.

Collaboration is underway to develop the course for Mines students to earn a degree in an existing STEM area and apply for teacher licensure through the state.

Once in place, organizers said the program will serve as a national model that other engineering and teacher institutions can adopt.

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