STEM Educator Recruitment Through Summer Experiences
Our video will provide an overview of a 3-week, themed summer internship experience for undergraduates that incorporates both STEM classroom time in public schools and content-based, university-level research. The internship has been a successful recruitment component for teacher education, resulting in program growth for both secondary mathematics and secondary biology. An accompanying scholarship program helped drive evolution toward a graduate-level initial licensure model and prompted the addition of a program in secondary chemistry. The resulting network of 10+ years of participants has supported retention of students in STEM fields and of STEM teachers in various high-need settings.
NSF Awards: 1540690
Presented in: 2021 (see original presentation & discussion)