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Center for Educational Development and Innovation $500,000 Grant

The Dean for the College of Education, Dr. Miguel A. Escotet, has been informed that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the Center for Educational Development and Innovation from The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College to be selected as a Mathematics, Science, and Technology Teacher Preparation Academy (MSTTPA). A notice of grant award is forthcoming in the amount of $500,000. The goal of the Academy will be to increase the number of certified teachers who have advanced certification and degrees in the fields of mathematics, science, and technology; and increase the effectiveness of mathematics, science, and technology teachers in Texas by expanding and deepening the teacher preparation program.

The Mathematics, Science, and Technology Teacher Preparation Academy (MSTTPA) will offer travel, room and board, books, tuition/fees to cover the cost of four graduate courses for the Master Technology Teacher Certification Program for 25 participants and twelve graduate courses to complete the Masters of Education (M.Ed.) for 25 additional participants who have their teaching certification in mathematics, science, and/or technology. Nine participating school districts partners: Brownsville ISD, Harlingen CISD, La Feria ISD, Los Fresnos CISD, Mercedes ISD, Point Isabel ISD, Progreso ISD, Raymondville ISD, and San Benito CISD, will nominate and support teachers for the Academy.

Congratulations to Dr. Janice W. Butler, Assistant Professor, Principal Investigator!

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