MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile School of Education received a grant from the Alabama Commission on Higher Education to be used for scholarships for math and science teacher education.
The goal of the grant is to recruit more math and science teacher education candidates as a result of the state’s difficulty in filling vacancies in those fields with qualified candidates.
The School of Education has been awarded over $5,000 to be used as scholarships for junior or senior students admitted to the teacher education program and who intend to apply for an Alabama Professional Teaching Certificate. The funds may be distributed over a two-year period.
“This is an incredible opportunity for our students pursuing math and biology secondary education,” said Dr. Carolyn Corliss, dean of the School of Education. “We are known for sending out quality educators to Alabama’s schools, and this grant will be a great help to these future teachers.”
Corliss will work with Dr. Troy Henderson, professor of mathematics, and Alison Henry, assistant professor of biology, to determine eligible candidates. Candidates must: be an Alabama resident, be admitted to the School of Education, be a junior or senior enrolled as a full-time student, maintain a 2.75 GPA, intend to finish the program in which they are enrolled and intend to apply for an Alabama Professional Teaching Certificate.
For information, contact the School of Education at 251.442.2356.
About University of Mobile:
University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres. For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.