The Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) announced this week that it has awarded STEM Teacher Grant to support the Hoosier STEM Academy program, a partnership between Ball State University, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis and Purdue University.
ICHE has awarded more than $ 9.6 million to organizations and colleges to support programs that recruit, prepare, place and retain educators in schools with teacher shortages in science, technology, of engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Hoosier STEM Academy was one of 16 programs and organizations to receive a grant from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
“We are grateful to the Commission on Higher Education for giving us the opportunity to continue to provide the courses, programs and services necessary to support the growth of STEM in underserved communities,” said Kizmin Jones, director of the Hoosier STEM Academy. “This grant will give STEM educators the support they need to continue to serve their students well. “
The goal of the Hoosier STEM Academy program is to address the shortage of teachers in Indiana in science, technology, engineering, and math by focusing on teacher recruitment and retention. high quality to work in underserved communities across the state. The program provides funding for teachers to take the necessary courses for an initial secondary education license, teach dual credit STEM courses, and deepen knowledge of elementary mathematical content.
The STEM Teacher Recruitment Fund was established by the General Assembly in 2013. It has supported over 2,000 current and new STEM educators across Indiana. This is the third round of funding for the Hoosier STEM Academy.