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VSU receives $1.45 million to develop, support mathematics teachers

Published date: November 13, 2012

The National Science Foundation has awarded a five year, $1.45 million grant to Virginia State University for the project Central Virginia Undergraduate Mathematics Scholarship Program (CVUMSP).  The grant will help VSU and its educational partners identify, recruit, prepare, produce and maintain a positive impact on 41 highly-qualified, local secondary mathematics teachers over the grant period. 

The VSU Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and the Professional Education Programs unit have formed a partnership with Central Virginia Schools, John Tyler Community College, Paul D. Camp Community College, J. Sargent Reynolds Community College and Richard Bland College to combine material and human resources through the NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. Students (community college and VSU) admitted to the program will receive $10,000 stipends toward their tuition for the last two years of their enrollment in the program.   

The overall goal of the program is to facilitate the development of secondary mathematics teacher candidates (or teachers) who are capable of creating professional, positive, research-informed, STEM- responsive, technologically-literate, caring and effective mathematics learning environments for their students.

CVUMSP is directed by Dr. Cheryl M. Adeyemi (Principal Investigator), and Co- Principal Investigators Dr. Joyce Glaise, Dr. Sandra Richardson and Dr. Kenneth J. Bernard of VSU and Professor Kenneth Williams of John Tyler Community College. This award is effective October 1, 2012 and expires September 30, 2017.

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