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There is a national need for increased numbers of highly qualified STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) teachers in grades 6-12. Local needs are focused on chemistry, physics and mathematics. Benedictine University was awarded an NSF grant (2013-2017) to promote STEM teacher training at the undergraduate level. Benedictine University will award 6-7 new undergraduate scholarships ($10,000) each year until 2017 to qualified undergraduates who intend to earn middle school and/or high school teaching certification in one of the following areas:
Other activities supported by this grant include:
(This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DUE-1240091. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.)