|Partnership Aims to Help Urban Teachers Succeed
For release: Nov. 20, 2006
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The University of Memphis, in partnership with Memphis City Schools, is launching the second year of a program to attract outstanding candidates with backgrounds in mathematics or science and prepare them for success as teachers in urban middle schools.
“Three R’s” is a federally funded program for individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or science. Fellows receive “on the job training” while sharing a teaching position in a Memphis City middle school clinical site. They also earn a teaching license for Middle School grades and Special Education as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of Memphis. Tuition and clinical site support is fully funded through a federal Teacher Quality Enhancement (TQE) grant.
Applicants must have at least a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, or earth science, must be eligible to work in Memphis City Schools, and must meet requirements for admission to graduate school at The University of Memphis. Licensed teachers are not eligible to apply.
For more information, interested persons may attend one of the following public sessions – November 28, 6 p.m., Ridgeway Middle School, 6333 Quince Road, or December 7, 7 p.m., 124 Ball Education Building, the University of Memphis, or visit Web site http://3rs.memphis.eduThe deadline for applications is February 27, 2007.
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