MNA is looking forward to collaborating as the grant evaluator on another NSF-funded Noyce grant with the illustrious STEM education team at George Mason University—Kavita’s alma mater!
This 5-year Track 1 NSF-funded Noyce grant teacher preparation program proposal aims to increase the number of Mason and Virginia Community College System(VCCS) students who choose STEM secondary teaching careers.
The project, “Supporting, Mentoring, and Retaining New STEM Secondary Educators Through Major Transitions from Recruitment to Highly Effective Teacher” aims to mentor the Noyce scholars through their first year of teaching and support them to be highly effective in-service teachers to their fourth year and beyond. This project at GMU includes partnerships with the VCCS, Prince William County schools, and Fairfax County schools.
The goals of the project include supporting and mentoring 35 prospective teachers through their major education and career transitions as future STEM secondary teachers, including their induction into teaching and initial years of service.
Recruitment efforts will include working with the VCCS to develop innovative programming in career development workshops, as well as leveraging a partnership with the University’s Career Services Industry Specialists for STEM and education sectors.
Read the full post here: https://science.gmu.edu/news/researchers-receive-funding-project-supporting-stem-educators