The University of Evansville has received a $113,551 grant from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education in order to support programs that recruit teachers in high-need subjects and 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 grant will allow the School of Education to expand the Teaching Aces program which helps license additional teachers in the math and science fields for public schools in Indiana.
The grant will also enable UE to train current, licensed elementary education teachers and undergraduate elementary education majors.
“These funds will allow us to positively impact our entire region,” said Sharon Gieselmann, associate professor and chair of UE’s School of Education. “By increasing the quantity and preparedness of our teachers, we’re able to directly impact the quality of education offered in our schools.”
(This story was originally published on September 14, 2017)