Recently, Frostburg State University was awarded with a grant worth $4mn via the ‘Maryland Accelerates Education Program.’
The grant will help raise the no. of teachers across Maryland schools. It’ll also offer a professional development medium where teachers will be able to mentor the new education personnel.
The new program would likely have a substantial influence upon the community, having 40 teachers enrolling and more than 130 renowned educators turning into mentors. Besides, the grant will even help nearly 4,500 students residing in rural or backward communities.
Basically, the new program is focused on subjects where there’s a crucial need for more teachers. It has been designed for placing more emphasis upon retaining teacher as a substantial no. of teachers depart from the field post a couple of years. In addition to this, the professional development pathway for mentoring will let teachers move ahead in their respective field while still having the time to devote in classrooms.
Ron Nowaczyk, President, Frostburg State University said that this grant lets the varsity build its historic strength upon teacher preparation and also addressing requirements of the existing and future school systems.
Notably, the grant was extended in collaboration with Frederick County and Garret County public schools and the Frostburg State University’s Master of Arts in Teaching.