UTeach to Be Implemented at Towson University
May 23, 2012The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, National Math and Science Initiative, and Maryland State Department of Education have committed to funding UTeach implementation in Maryland.
Towson University has been selected as the 30th university nationwide, and the first in Maryland, to implement the UTeach model. “We are deeply grateful for the support of the Maryland State Department of Education and the Dell Foundation through the National Math and Science Initiative for the creation of the state’s first UTeach STEM teacher preparation program,” said Towson University President, Dr. Maravene Loeschke. “This partnership will enhance both the quality of teacher preparation in STEM areas and the pipeline for students ultimately pursuing STEM careers.”
“There is an urgent need for Americans to be engaged in STEM careers if our nation is to remain competitive with the rest of the world,” Nancy S. Grasmick, former State Superintendent of Schools, said. “The pipeline for these careers must begin in PreK-12 schools. Well-prepared teachers are critical to achieving this goal, and no program is more effective at this preparation than UTeach.”
The full press release is available here.