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Growing Tomorrow's STEM Teachers (GTST) Grant Program

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Teacher Recruitment Grant

A new IU Southeast School of Education two-year award was granted by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to continue the recruitment, preparation and education of highly qualified pre-service and in-service STEM teachers in Indiana school corporations.

New aspects of the GTST 2020 Grant:

  • Offers $6,710 for graduate tuition and fees to 20 candidates enrolled in either IU Southeast’s Master of Science in Secondary Education or the Advance to Teaching post-baccalaureate program in a STEM area. Candidates can obtain their master’s or initial teaching license while still working.
  • Develops future Dual-Credit high school teachers that will be attuned to State requirements through a revised 30 hour Master of Secondary Education program with a concentration in a STEM content area with 18 hours in content and 12 hours in content pedagogy.
  • Offers professional development workshops and seminars for K-12 teachers that has direct relevance to all STEM teachers’ classrooms.
  • Updates current Dual-Credit high school teachers who do not meet the new Indiana’s Higher Learning Commission requirements to qualify for the new requirements through a Master of Secondary Education program with a concentration in a STEM content.
  • Recruits new, highly-qualified post-baccalaureate candidates into an initial teaching license in secondary education STEM areas through a State-approved Advance to Teaching licensure pathway
  • Provides long-term mentoring from education, natural science and industry personnel to assist these candidates to stay in the classroom.

Contact

Please contact Dr. Lisa Hoffman at lhh@iu.edu for GTST 2020 program information.

Application

Please complete the GTST 2020 Application before January 14, 2020.

GTST School Supporters: West Clark Community Schools, Greater Clark County Schools, Lanesville Community School Corporation, New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation, and South Harrison Community School Corporation.

GTST Community & Business Partners: SAMTEC, Maker 13, Floyd County Soil & Water Conservation, Amatrol, and Johnson & Johnson.