Growing Tomorrow's STEM Teachers (GTST) Grant Program

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Teacher Recruitment Grant

IU Southeast School of Education was awarded a $240,000 two-year grant by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to enhance recruitment, preparation and education of highly qualified pre-service and in-service STEM teachers in Indiana school corporations. The GTST Grant:

  • awards 12 graduate credits, for free, 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. Additional support money is available for travel, conferences, release time, materials, and dependent care. Candidates can obtain their master’s or initial teaching license while still working.
  • 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.
  • develops future Dual-Credit high school teachers that will be attuned to State requirements through a Master of Secondary Education program with a concentration in a STEM content area with 18 hours in content and 18 hours in content pedagogy.
  • 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.


Please contact Dr. Alan Zollman at for GTST program information.

Apply Now! Deadline is Aug. 14, 2018

we will be selecting our next group of 10 Candidates this August. Apply for the GTST Project and its financial support today!

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