Cal State Northridge received a $797,000 grant from the National Science Foundation intended to encourage science, technology, engineering and math students to become science and math teachers, the university announced Monday.
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program provides up to $12,000 per year — for a maximum of two years — per student preparing to become a middle or high school science or math teacher.
“There is a tremendous shortage of math and science teachers,” CSUN science education professor Norm Herr said.
“This grant is designed to provide scholarships to undergraduate and credential students to help them complete the program and ultimately become teachers of science and math in middle and high school …,” Herr said.
— City News Service