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Grant benefits UTSA teacher preparation program

(Sept. 10, 2004)--The University of Texas at San Antonio was awarded a $485,280 grant from the National Science Foundation under the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program.

The project is part of Uteach, a teacher preparation program that seeks to address the critical shortage of middle and high school mathematics and science teachers. The program was funded by gifts from the Pat and Tom Frost Foundation Management Agency, the Frost Bank Charitable Foundation and the SBC Foundation.

"This is a wonderful support system for majors in the College of Sciences or the College of Engineering who are wanting to teach mathematics or science in high school or middle school," said Joseph Lazor, principal investigator and director of the UTeach Program.

UTSA's Noyce Scholars and the UTeach Program address the need for improved mathematics and science education through a unique set of partnerships involving school districts, higher education, business stakeholders and public officials in the preparation of teachers.

Noyce scholarship recipients must be U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent resident aliens; a junior or senior majoring in mathematics, engineering or a science discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.2; and able to satisfy other scholarship requirements from the Noyce Foundation.

For more information, contact Joseph Lazor at 210-458-2421.

--Stephanie Mota

University Communications
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