Project Director: Dr. Roy Hurst
The Noyce Scholars program supports the training of new math and science teachers. Candidates are provided with financial support and mentoring for up to two years of preparation, as well as continuing support during the first year of teaching.
In September 2008 UTPB was awarded a five year grant through the United States Department of Education. The funds from this grant will be used to restructure and improve the special education teacher preparation program. The new program will be designed to provide dual certification in academic content areas and will involve a collaborative effort of the School of Education and Arts and Sciences faculty.
Supporting Highly-qualified And Responsive Educators
In October 2005, UTPB was awarded a four year grant by the United States Department of Education to prepare highly qualified teachers to work with students with disabilities in linguistically and diverse settings. Students who participate in the program receive financial support and experience an intensive preparation program in teacher education resulting in licensure in Special Education and supplemental licensure in English as a Second Language. Please visit the Project Share Web site for more information.
The purpose of the Texas Home Visiting Program grant is to support the implementation of two home visiting programs, Home Instruction of Parents of Preschool Youth (HIPPY) and Parents as Teachers (PAT). Greater Opportunities of the Permian Basin has been sub-contracted to implement HIPPY and UTPB has become a PAT affiliate. The grant will also develop a comprehensive early childhood system that promotes maternal, infant, and early childhood health, safety, and development, and strong parent-child relationships by coordinating the efforts of local service agencies.
REACH TO TEACH
In the fall of 2010 UTPB received grant funding to support a new track in the Master of Arts in Education-Special Education. This track is for Autism & Developmental Disabilities in Early Childhood. Over the four year life of the grant a total of 30 students will be supported.
The program is entirely online and delivered over a two year period in a cohort model. This means that 15 students will start and finish together over a two year period. Please see the rotation of courses. The first cohort will begin spring/summer 2011 and the second cohort will begin summer 2013.
The grant will pay for tuition, fees, and books each semester. In addition, the grant will pay for travel expenses for professional development and summer institutes.