KSU Offering New Scholarships Program

To encourage more math and science graduates to enter the teaching profession, Kennesaw State…

Georgia (Jul 2, 2009)To encourage more math and science graduates to enter the teaching profession, Kennesaw State University will begin offering annual scholarships to recruit students. The scholarships are made possible by a National Science Foundation grant of more than $890,000 to KSU's Bagwell College of Education. The college will form the Increasing Mathematics Teachers for All Students project in collaboration with the university's College of Sciences and Mathematics. It's aimed at preparing 36 secondary math teachers for high-needs schools in the state, grades 6 through 12, particularly those with a large amount of English language learners. IMTAS participants will enter KSU's 15-month master of arts in teaching degree program for mathematics education, completing a three-course certification for teachers of English to speakers of other languages. Annual Robert Noyce Scholarships in the amount of $10,000 will be used to recruit juniors and seniors. Students from Georgia Tech, a partner in the program, will also be able to participate in the IMTAS project. "Together we have the capacity to increase the number of certified high school mathematics teachers sorely needed in Georgia and particularly in the metropolitan Atlanta area," said Arlinda Eaton, dean of KSU's Bagwell College of Education.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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