CARSON - Cal State Dominguez Hills has received nearly $1 million in state grants to create an online credential program for math and science teachers.The university received $949,430 from the U.S. Department of Education - the first-year allotment of a five-year, $5.09 million Transition to Teaching grant. The school's proposal was one of only 30 funded nationwide, and one of only five in California. The grant will fund the creation of a new online single-subject credential program for recent graduates or mid-career professionals in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. The purpose of the program will be to recruit people with a strong STEM background and place them in schools with a high need for qualified math and science teachers.
********** Published: October 20, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 27