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Savannah State Receives $1.4 Million Grant to Train STEM Teachers

University aims to prepare students to be certified STEM teachers

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Savannah State University announced its receipt of a $1.4 million grant courtesy of the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. In partnership with Savannah Technical College and Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, the five-year grant, which begins Sept. 1, will prepare STEM teachers for high-need middle and high school classrooms.

“This initiative will enhance Savannah State’s ability to produce a well-qualified pool of teachers in the STEM subject areas, which will help alleviate workforce shortages in this area of national need,” C. Reynold Verret, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at SSU says, according to the school’s website. “Through the Noyce grant activity and by preparing key educators, SSU will address the need to cultivate the pipeline of future STEM professionals who will drive our economy.”

During this five-year grant period, SSU faculty members from the School of Teacher Education and the College of Sciences and Technology will recruit, mentor, educate, and certify students in an effort to increase the number of qualified STEM teachers. The goal of the program is to prepare at least 28 undergraduate math and engineering majors and 10 STEM professionals to become certified teachers for grades 6-12.

To find out more about SSU’s grant visit savannahstate.edu.