Promoting Minorities in the Sciences, Math, and Teaching - UMass
- Project S.T.R.I.D.E.: Springfield Teacher Recruitment to Increase Diversity in Education is a collaborative program sponsored by Springfield Technical Community College, The University of Massachusetts and Springfield Public Schools. This STRIDE is designed for individuals interested in pursuing careers in public school teaching. Undergraduate students enrolled in the program complete a two-year Associate’s degree at STCC and transfer to UMass to finish a Bachelor of Arts degree and a teacher certification program.
Because of our rapidly growing diverse society, there is an increasing need for qualified teachers who can be responsive to the issues facing our multicultural student population. This program seeks to address these needs by: guaranteeing admissions to a UMass teacher certification program upon successful completion of an associate's degree at STCC; providing financial aid counseling throughout the course of studies; providing initial K-12 classroom experience while at STCC to help students realize the rewards of public school teaching; providing support and encouragement during studies and after graduation throughout the job search; and actively recruiting students form diverse backgrounds for careers in teaching.
Key Words: Teacher recruitment, teaching opportunity, promoting minorities in teaching, Promoting Women and Minorities
Contact: Brenda Nisha Mura 549 - 4342 email@example.com
- Hughes Tutoring Program: High school students in the tutoring groups-- 15 to 20 from Putnam, Commerce, and Central High School, all in Springfield—make regular visits to campus where they are exposed to the college environment while participating in lab-based activities and experience.
Key Words: Minority high school students, Promoting Women and Minorities
Contact: Phillip Robinson firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hughes Scholars: A five-week-on-campus summer course for twelve minority precollege students from urban areas to conduct scientific research. Program staff members guide students through intensive course work and research and serve as mentors when students complete the program.
Key Words: Summer program, urban pre-college students, Promoting Women and Minorities
Contact: Diana Blazis (w) 434-2627
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