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Success Stories

UTeach Replication

written by Michael Marder

This presentation from the PhysTEC 2008 conference describes efforts to extend the UTeach program from the University of Texas, Austin to other universities across the country. The needs for more, better trained, and more diverse high school science teachers are presented and the steps being taken to use the UTeach model in other schools are outlined.

Teacher Recruitment at the University of Arkansas

written by Gay Stewart

The University of Arkansas has changed the structure of its undergraduate classes in order to more effectively recruit teachers.  The article cites statistics relating to the effectiveness of this change and other aspects that contribute to undergraduate teacher recruitment.

Recruiting the Next Generation of Science Teachers

written by Ingrid Novodvorsky

Undergraduate students at the University of Arizona who wish to become middle or high school science teachers have a unique opportunity to pursue their goal in the company of other science majors and under the guidance of science educators and experienced mentor teachers. This article presents some of the methods used to recruit science majors into the program, as well as plans to increase the number of students recruited.

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