463 Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation for Mathematics and Science in Pennsylvania (CETP-PA)

Friday, May 22, 2009: 10:15 AM
Garfield (Renaissance Cleveland Hotel)
Narayanaswamy Bharathan , Department of Biology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
Science and math teacher preparation programs of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) have been undergoing systemic reform since August 2000 under the aegis of the NSF-supported Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation in Pennsylvania (CETP-PA). As CETP-PA pursues its original mission of science and math education reform and support to pre-service and in-service teachers, its progress thus far has it poised to reach out to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students and professionals who desire to attain their education degree and/or teaching certification. The PASSHE is committed to addressing the critical shortage of science and math teachers and the Robert Noyce scholarships and stipends are an extension of the services provided by and through the Math and Science Centers established in the CETP-PA project.  These Centers have in fact become an institutional focus of the 12 CETP-PA universities. The Math and Science Centers offer professional development for pre-service and in-service teachers.  236 schools, including 45 high-need schools, have active relations with CETP Math and Science Centers, ranging from teachers serving on Center teams and participating in professional development to summer academies to formal field placement agreements for in-service teachers. Recruiting and preparing high quality math and science teachers and the importance of investing in a strong STEM teacher workforce continues to make the Noyce Scholarship Program a priority.  For more details visit
URL: http://www.iup.edu/page.aspx?id=51923
Project funded by National Science Foundation: Robert Noyce Scholarship  Program: # 0531960