VSU receives grant for math teacher development program

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Virginia State University has been awarded a five-year, $1.45 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help train mathematics teachers.

The grant for the Central Virginia Undergraduate Mathematics Scholarship Program is expected to assist the university in identifying, recruiting and preparing 41 local mathematics teachers during the grant period.

VSU is working with Central Virginia schools, John Tyler Community College, Paul D. Camp Community College, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and Richard Bland College on the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.

Students admitted to the program will receive $10,000 stipends toward their tuition for the last two years of their enrollment in the program. 

The goal of the program is to develop secondary school math teachers who can create effective learning environments for their students.

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