Students interested in becoming Teaching Eagles must complete the application form (the link is on the right) and submit it to the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education office (ED 1104).
The purpose of the Teaching Eagles Scholarship Program is to increase the number of content-rich, classroom-ready science and mathematics teacher candidates graduating from the University of Southern Indiana. The program is designed to recruit science and mathematics teacher candidates from the large pool of students majoring in STEM fields (Secondary Teaching Eagles) and to recruit education majors who wish to minor in mathematics or science content (Elementary Teaching Eagles). The program will support approximately 90 students to pursue degrees in STEM Education fields. The program is housed in the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education and is funded by the Indiana STEM Teacher Recruitment Fund, which is administered by the Indiana Education Roundtable.
Secondary Teaching Eagles are students who are currently pursuing a degree in Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Mathematics Teaching, or Science Teaching who would like to seek a Secondary Education Licensure Minor.
Elementary Teaching Eagles are students who are currently pursuing a degree in Elementary Education, Special Education, or Early Childhood Education who would like to seek a minor in Mathematics Teaching (Elementary or Elementary & Middle-Level) or Science Teaching (Elementary School).
The grant is a two-year commitment. As a result, the grant is only open to students who plan to enroll in both the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic years. Only students with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above are eligible to apply.
Teaching Eagles will receive the following benefits:
Obligations: Teaching Eagles are expected to
Students interested in becoming Teaching Eagles must complete the application from the link to the right and submit it to Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education (Dean's office, ED 1104). Admissions are on a rolling schedule. Applications are accepted year round.
Students eligible to participate in the program will be invited to a personal interview to discuss their interest in the program. Each applicant will be rated on strength of application essay, grade point average, readiness to begin the program, personal interview, and potential success in completing the program. Admission to the program will be selective.
Contact Information: For more information about the Teaching Eagles program or the application process, contact the project director:
Dr. Kelly Sparks, USI Teacher Education Department, ED 3132, (812) 461-5384, firstname.lastname@example.org
Courses Covered by Teaching Eagles Grant:
The courses listed below may be funded by the Teaching Eagles program. The courses in the Secondary Teaching Eagles program correspond to the Secondary Education Licensure minor as well as coursework in the major specific to teaching candidates. The courses in Elementary Teaching Eagles Program correspond to the Mathematics Teaching Minor (Elementary & Middle-Level) and Science Teaching Minor (Elementary School). The program will fund up to 30 credit hours for Secondary Teaching Eagles and up to 27 credit hours for Elementary Teaching Eagles. The Teaching Eagles program is NOT retroactive, meaning that it cannot fund courses that were taken prior to the Summer 2014 semester.
|Secondary Mathematics Teaching Eagle||Secondary Science Teaching Eagle|
|EDUC 206 Intro to Exceptionalities||EDUC 206 Intro to Exceptionalities|
|EDUC 221 Diversity & Equity in Education||EDUC 221 Diversity & Equity in Education|
|EDUC 283 Explorations in Secondary Education||EDUC 283 Explorations in Secondary Education|
|EDUC 383 Sec. Analysis: Curriculum & Pedagogy||EDUC 383 Sec. Analysis: Curriculum & Pedagogy|
|EDUC 384 Adv Clin Exprcs in Secondary Schools||EDUC 384 Adv Clin Exprcs in Secondary Schools|
|EDUC 463 Professional Issues in Education||EDUC 463 Professional Issues in Education|
|EDUC 473 Supervised Student Teaching||EDUC 473 Supervised Student Teaching|
|MATH 291 Mathematics for Secondary Teachers||EDUC 396 Tchg Science in Secondary Schools|
|MATH 391 Teaching of Math in Grades 5-12|
|Elementary Mathematics Teaching Eagle*||Elementary Science Teaching Eagle**|
|One UCCC A2 course OR Core 39 FM course||ASTR 201 General Astronomy|
|MATH 103 Mathematics for Elem Tchrs I||BIOL 112 Ethnobotany OR BIOL 114 Evolution|
|MATH 203 Mathematics for Elem Tchrs II||BIOL 108 Biology for Educators|
|MATH 115 Pre-Calc OR MATH 118 Comp Pre-Calc||CHEM 108 Chemistry for Educators|
|MATH 213 Algebraic Concepts for Teachers||ENGR 202 Intro Engineering Methods & Appls|
|MATH 215 Svy of Calculus OR MATH 230 Calculus I||GEOG 214 Meteorology|
|MATH 236 Geometry & Measurement for Teachers||GEOL 108 Earth-Space Science for Educators|
|MATH 238 Data Analysis & Probability for Teachers||PHYS 108 Physics for Educators|
|MATH 253 Principles of Mathematical Logic||EDUC 373 Teaching Science in Elem Classroom|
|MATH 392 Teaching of Elementary School Math|
|MATH 393 Pedagogical Knowledge for Teaching Math|
*Courses vary based on placement and minor selected.
**For students who are completing the Elementary Science Minor under a previous bulletin, the grant may also fund BIOL 133, CHEM 107, PHYS 101, GEOL 161/151 in place of BIOL 108, CHEM 108, GEOL 108, and PHYS 108.