Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers (file photo)
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has awarded more than $9.6 million through the STEM Teacher Recruitment Fund. The commission says the 11 recipients will use the funding to recruit, prepare, place and retain educators in schools with a shortage of STEM teachers.
The recipients include organizations and educational institutions throughout the state. Some of the projects that will be supported by the funding include teacher training in STEM subjects, dual credit teacher credentialing, mentoring programs, and programs that seek to retain teachers.
The commission says teachers who receive support through the grants will be required to work in eligible Indiana public schools.
"These grants are enhancing our efforts to prepare the next generation of Hoosiers for the jobs of tomorrow," said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. "Rewarding and scaling effective programs throughout the state will help attract and retain STEM teachers who will make a difference in high-need areas."
The recipients include:
Conexus - $171,130
Independent Colleges of Indiana - $2,156,289
Nextech - $289,705
Purdue Research Foundation (three grants awarded) - $785,415
Teach for America - $1,628,367
University of Southern Indiana Foundation (two grants awarded) - $528,198
Project Lead The Way - $829,098
Hoosier STEM Academy - $1,582,584
University of Evansville - $113,551
University of Indianapolis - $262,801
Indiana University Foundation (three grants awarded) - $1,253,702
You can read more about the individual programs chosen for the grants by clicking here.
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