Michigan Tech Receives State Grant to Help Science Teachers

By Jennifer Donovan | Published

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Michigan Department of Education Logo

Michigan Technological University has received nearly $200,000 from the Michigan Department of Education for a professional development program for physics and chemistry teachers. The initiative is funded by the Improving Teacher Quality Grant, which covers schools throughout the state, including all schools in the Upper Peninsula.

The project focuses on improving teaching and learning through enhanced classroom inquiry and technology. Teachers of grades 5-12 are eligible to participate.

The deadline for applying is Friday, Oct. 2.

The course includes an online component as well as sessions at Michigan Tech and other sites in the U.P.
Participants can earn up to 10 graduate credits at no cost.

To apply or for more information, teachers should contact their school administrator or Lori Witting, coordinator of teacher professional development at Michigan Tech, 906-487-2263 or lori@mtu.edu.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.