MSU STEM grant to assist N.D. teachers
Minot State University has been awarded $531,000 per year for two years for its project, "Learning STEMs from Experience." This grant is part of a Title II, Part B, Math and Science Partnership Grant from the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.
MSU will provide professional development to K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) teachers throughout North Dakota, including numerous districts that partnered with MSU on this project. Over the grantís two-year period, the project will offer 35 graduate courses for K-12 STEM teachers (20 per year), including 19 mathematics courses, 10 science courses and six STEM courses.
"We are pleased to offer these courses to math and science teachers. It is a wonderful opportunity for teachers to update their math and science backgrounds as well as work on graduate degrees in math and science education at no financial cost to them," said Bob Crackle, associate chemistry professor. "We hope that many North Dakota STEM teachers will take advantage of this opportunity."
Courses will be taught through various venues: two-week or five-week summer sessions, online 16-week sessions, as well as follow-up activities. There is no cost to participating North Dakota teachers. The grant provides 100 percent tuition-and-fee scholarships, books/materials, mileage and room on campus. Coursework can be used toward MSU master degree programs.
For more information, contact the project directors, Crackel of the Division of Science at firstname.lastname@example.org or Laurie Geller of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at email@example.com.