GW to Launch Program to Prepare STEM Majors for Teaching Careers

GW Selected by National Math and Science Initiative to Join National Network of STEM Teacher Preparation Programs

February 26, 2015

Kurie Fitzgerald: [email protected], 202-994-6461
Nicole Carlotto: [email protected], 202-994-6466
The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) and Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) will host an event launching GWTeach, its version of the UTeach science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teacher preparation program. GW received a $1.45 million grant from the National Math and Science Initiative to implement the program. 
  • Ronda Brandon, vice president of UTeach expansion, National Math and Science Initiative 
  • Kim Cherry, deputy chief of STEM, District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Michael Feuer, dean, GSEHD
  • Steven Lerman, provost, GW
  • Ben Vinson III, dean, CCAS
Tuesday, March 3, 2015; 4:30 p.m.
The George Washington University
Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St., NW
Washington, DC 
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Blue, Orange and Silver lines)
Media interested in attending must contact Kurie Fitzgerald at [email protected] or 202-994-6461. 
The National Math and Science Initiative’s UTeach Expansion Program was created in 2007, in partnership with the UTeach Institute at The University of Texas at Austin, to address the need for more qualified STEM teachers. The UTeach program recruits college students studying STEM subjects into secondary teaching careers by enabling them to receive both a degree in their major and teaching certification without additional time or cost.