Increased Access and Equity for Urban Educators

The WSU College of Education was awarded a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to address the critical shortage of critical shortage of math and science teachers, especially in urban school districts. The purpose of the project is to recruit 40 mid-career professionals to the teaching profession and provide an 18-month program of coursework and school-based residencies in Detroit or Dearborn schools. This is a full time graduate program. Participants will have the opportunity to earn a master’s degree and secondary teaching certificate in math or science. They will receive intense mentoring during program participation and for the subsequent two years after graduation. The program is designed to fully incorporate technology into the teacher preparation experience and to develop innovative teaching practices in math and science classrooms that teacher effectiveness, student engagement, and student learning. The CTN grant award will enhance the initiative by providing technology for cohort members for use throughout the program.