Tuesday August 5, 2014 0 comments
GOLDEN/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.
For more information, visit http://www.unco.edu/news/?6575