Young Mathematics Teacher Academy

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School districts across the state of Missouri are struggling to find qualified secondary mathematics teachers. 

To address this need, we are starting the Young Mathematics Teacher Academy

We are recruiting 20-25 incoming junior and senior high school students to participate in a week-long residential academy (June 20-24). Students will engage in mini-courses geared towards advancing their understanding of important mathematics topics and best practices in teaching mathematics. Students will be paired with a teaching mentor from their high school and, during the school year, while still high school, have an opportunity to present a lesson, or two, to their peers and complete a tutoring apprenticeship. A MSU faculty advisor will be assigned to the student, with the goal of fast-tracking back into the classroom. 

The funds raised through this campaign will support students attending the Young Mathematics Teacher Academy, providing them with practical real-world teaching experience.

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*Your charitable donation is tax deductible.

*In addition, MSU alumni who make a qualifying gift of $50 or more receive a

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Participant Progress!

Good News! We are making progress in our recruitment. We currently have students signed up from Warsaw, Springfield, Liberty, Belton, Nixa, Clever, and Lamar! This is going to happen! Exciting times!

763 days ago by Patrick Sullivan

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