$9.6 Million Awarded To Recruit Teachers In STEM Subject Areas
By Travis Thayer
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Millions of dollars in grant money is going towards a teacher recruitment fund.
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education announced today that 16 grants totaling $9,600,840 were awarded to organizations and colleges to support programs that recruit, prepare, place and retain educators in schools with teacher shortages in STEM subject areas.
The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Teacher Recruitment Fund was established by the Indiana General Assembly during the 2013 legislative session.
This year, three more grants were awarded than in 2015.
“These grants are enhancing our efforts to prepare the next generation of Hoosiers for the jobs of tomorrow,” said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. “Rewarding and scaling effective programs throughout the state will help attract and retain STEM teachers who will make a difference in high-need areas.”
Programs that received grant awards demonstrated strong potential to increase the numbers of teachers properly trained and credentialed to teach STEM subjects in Indiana public K-12 schools. Teachers who receive support through these grants are required to work in eligible Indiana public schools.
See a full list of grant recipients at www.in.gov.