Northeastern State University has been awarded a statewide grant from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to increase the number of certified Chemistry and Physics teachers in the state of Oklahoma. This is our third year of funding.
The NSU Chemistry and Physics Academy (NSU-CAPA) provides research-based professional development for certified science teachers who want to become certified to teach Chemistry and Physics. The program focuses on teacher knowledge, teacher practice, and student achievement in Chemistry and Physics. The program is recruiting science teachers statewide and includes a one-week summer program on the Tahlequah campus of NSU in summer 2015. Housing will be provided as needed. The program is using a Blackboard system to help develop a statewide Community of Practice.
Participants will conduct outreach activities at the Oklahoma Science Teacher Association annual meeting (November 7, 2015) and at the Northeastern Oklahoma Mathematics and Science Teacher Association (NOMSTA) Fall (October 3, 2015 on the Broken Arrow Campus) and Spring (March 5, 2016 on the Tahlequah Campus) Conferences at NSU. These meetings will provide opportunities for other science teachers to interact with program participants and will provide participants networking opportunities with experienced Chemistry and Physics teachers.
The benefits to teacher participants include stipends, lodging on campus as needed, thirty-five hours of professional development during the summer, follow-up activities and support during the academic year, and funds to take the OSAT in Chemistry or in Physics at the conclusion of the program.
If you are interested in this program, please contact the Program Director, Dr. April Adams.
This program is funded through an Improving Teacher Quality Grant from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.