Project SMART (Science and Mathematics Academy for Recruiting Teachers)
October 16, 2008
Dr. Kate Scantlebury, with Dr. Carol Vuckelich (Coordinator of Delaware's Center for Teacher Education) have received a 5 year, $1.45 million grant from the Federal Department of Education for Project SMART. Project SMART aims to increase the number of teacher education candidates in science and mathematics education with a focus on teaching in a high needs school district. Project SMART will recruit students into science and math teacher education and also arrange for current majors to begin their teaching experiences in a high needs school through field experiences and student teaching. The project will partner with Seaford School District, DE & Parkway High School in Philadelphia to recruit students from under-represented groups into science and mathematics teacher education. The project will also support science and math majors to become involved in research during summer and the academic year for science and mathematics education majors. For high school students, Project SMART will provide information on the College of Arts & Sciences program's for science and math teacher education.