Salisbury University awarded $1.2 million to produce more science and math teachers

SALISBURY, Md. – Salisbury University hopes to help with what the state has identified as a critical shortage in math and science teachers.

The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to the university to create the Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. A program that provides scholarships  and support to recruit and prepare STEM majors and professionals to become math and science teachers.

47 ABC spoke to one of the faculty project leaders Dr. Randall Groth and we’re told that local schools have been having a hard time finding qualified teachers for these subjects. “They tend to be challenging topics for students in Schools, not as many people see they can take on the task of math and science so we’re hoping to get students here who are inclined in the subject areas to get excited about them,” Dr. Groth says.

The scholarship will offer financial support for juniors and seniors, who will take their professional teacher education courses in those years.

Students can start applying on April 1st and you can click here for more information.

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