WKU has been awarded a $100,000 grant to broaden scholarship packages that assist numerous college students turn into academics and tackle the scarcity of academics from underrepresented backgrounds in Kentucky.
The present Educator Diversity Program at WKU, The GameChangers, began in summer time 2020 in partnership with Bowling Green Independent School District (BGISD) and Warren County Public Schools (WCPS). Students in this system full discipline and scholar instructing experiences throughout the companion district, and obtain mentoring, advising, in addition to tutoring by means of WKU Intercultural Student Enrichment (ISEC) Center, the WKU Literacy Center, the Academic and Career Development Center (ACDC), the Office of Professional Education Services, and the WKU Office of Financial Aid. All program individuals are supported by means of in depth tuition scholarships. All CEPD funds might be used to present tuition scholarships to program individuals.
Recruitment efforts will focus on district employees, grownup learners, and undergraduate college students. Once enrolled, the varsity districts and WKU co-sponsor scholar participation by means of a shared tuition mannequin.
Success of this system is outlined by will increase in the next consequence measures: first-time praxis cross charges, participant retention, participant licensure, job placement, job satisfaction, and participant workforce retention. Program individuals incur a 1:1 service obligation to the sponsoring district for every year of scholarship support obtained. WKU faculty district companions might be nicely served by these newly licensed academics.
For extra details about the School of Teacher Education at WKU and education schemes, go to wku.edu/ste.
Contact: Jessica Basham: [email protected] or 270-745-4030