ProjectTigerTeach

Tennessee State University Project Tiger Teach

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The Tennessee State University (TSU) Project Tiger Teach (PTT) program is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program that seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers.  It provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees who earn a teaching credential and commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts.

PTT OVERVIEW Funded through its Robert Noyce Scholarship Program, the National Science Foundation has awarded a grant to Tennessee State University for support of Project Tiger Teach (PTT). PTT is a collaborative partnership between Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS), the TSU College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences, College of Engineering, and College of Education the prepares STEM students for a degree in biology, chemistry or mathematics with teacher certification.

 

PTT GOALS

  • Increase the number of highly qualified, certified teachers in biology, chemistry and mathematics in high-needs schools in Tennessee
  • Increase teacher diversity with emphasis on recruiting African American male teachers in biology, chemistry and mathematics.
  • Provide four (4) years of post-graduate mentoring and professional development opportunities for PTT.

 

PTT BENEFITS

Tiger Teach Summer Institute I (TTSI-I)

  • Tiger Teach Summer Institute I (TTSI-I) for rising sophomore science or math majors.
  • Tuition and fees for a three (3) credit hour course in Teacher Education.

Tiger Teach Summer Institute II (TTSI-II)

  • Tiger Teach Summer Institute II (TTSI-II) for rising junior science or math majors who have been admitted to the Teacher Certification Program.
  • Tuition and fees for a three (3) credit hour course in Teacher Education.

PTT Participants will:

  • Gain knowledge of content and admission requirements for teacher certification;
  • Review content knowledge and test-taking strategies;
  • Prepare for Praxis I and II exams; and
  • Receive assistance and monitoring from PTT personnel and mentors throughout the program.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

TTSI-I Requirements

  • U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent resident aliens;
  • Rising sophomores with minimum GPA of 2.75;
  • Students interested in teaching secondary science or mathematics;
  • Students needing assistance Praxis I tests; and
  • Students with a strong background in science and mathematics.

TTSI-II Requirements

  • U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent resident aliens;
  • Rising juniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Students who have been admitted to the teacher certification program in biology, chemistry, or mathematics;
  • Students needing assistance with passing Praxis II content knowledge tests.

TIGER TEACH SUMMER INSTITUTE (TTSI I & II) APPLICATION ( click here)

AWARDS

Noyce scholarships in the amount of $12,000 will bee awarded to approximately 10 undergraduate students per year.  Recipients will be selected from participants in TTSI-II

Successful candidates must:

  • Be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens;
  • Have an undergraduate major in biology, chemistry, or mathematics;
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Pass the Praxis II Examinations;
  • Be admitted to the Teacher Certification PRogram in biology, chemistry, or mathematics;
  • Commit to complete two (2) years of teaching in a high-needs school district for each year of support.

 

*African American males are strongly encouraged to apply.

TSU PTT Award Press Release 082813

For information, inquires about participating in the TSU PTT program, contact:
Dr. Elaine Martin
Tennessee State University
P.O. Box 9536
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209-1561
Office: (615) 963-5769
 
E-mail: emartin@tnstate.edu 






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