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A Grant to Prepare STEM Teachers

The National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools & Teaching (NCREST) at Teachers College has won a $12 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for its STEM Early College Expansion Partnership. The partnership provides high-quality professional development to teachers in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) who work with high-need students to boost their enrollment in these subject areas and in early college programs. Its purpose is to boost enrollment of high-need and minority students in the STEM areas and in early college programs.

The five-year grant, the largest-ever single federal grant to TC, is the College’s first award from the DOE’s prestigious federal Investing in Innovation competition.

NCREST will administer the grant with TC faculty members Erica Walker, Ellen Meier and Christopher Emdin collaborating on the design of professional development for STEM teachers in partner districts in Connecticut and Michigan. The project will serve as many as 22,000 students in 15 schools across the targeted districts.

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