For Immediate Release
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March 3, 2001
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IU Northwest School of Education Receives Grant Money
For Minorities Who Want to Become Teachers

As part of Project TEAM (Transformative Education Achievement Model) based at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana University Northwest's Division of Education will offer a total of approximately $60,000 to qualified students who wish to become teachers. Project TEAM's primary purpose is to provide students from underrepresented minorities with academic, social, personal, and financial support in order to prepare them as teachers in culturally diverse student populations   

Benefits of the program include choice of financial assistance for educational expenses; a major in early childhood, elementary, secondary, or all-grades teacher education; individual advising and program planning; preparation for the National Teachers Exam (NTE); outreach with middle and secondary schools; summer camp instruction for middle school students; peer support; as well as other opportunities. 

To qualify for Project TEAM funds, students must have completed a minimum of 26 semester hours of college credit with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Students in their second semester who have not completed 26 hours may be accepted, pending completion of required hours and grade point average. They must also have a record of community service, agree to teach a minimum of one year after graduation, and obtain teacher certification.  Undergraduates from underrepresented minorities that include African American, Latino and American Indian with non-educational majors are encouraged to apply.

For more information on the Project TEAM program at IU Northwest contact Dr. Stacey Gray at 219-980-6513.

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