AMK to launch TEACH program to help aspiring teachers

AMK to launch TEACH program to help aspiring teachers

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In order to benefit both Texas A&M University-Kingsville (AMK) and surrounding high-needs districts, a $3.8 million grant is underway that would bring the Teachers Earning Alternate Certification Here (TEACH) Project to campus.

There will be three informational sessions today held in Room 219C of the Memorial Student Union Building.

The TEACH Project focuses on recruiting recent college graduates, as well as mid-career professionals from outside of education and  helping them receive a teaching certificate.

It prepares them in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), special education and English as a second language (ESL).

They will then be placed in one of the 17 high-needs areas in south Texas, including Kingsville, Robstown, Ricardo and Corpus Christi. 

Dr. Glenda Holland, chair and professor of the Department of Education Leadership and Counseling at AMK, is the Project Director and Principal Investigator.

“The teachers benefit by completing a university-based program, receiving technology and being supervised and supported by university faculty,” Holland said. “The university benefits from collaborative partnerships with school districts and another university.”

The TEACH Project is a collaboration between AMK and University of Lousiana-Monroe.

Students interested in being one of the 25 student admitted per year need to have a bachelor’s degree by the time they begin the program, apply to AMK’s College of Graduate Studies, and have an application submitted to AMK’s Alternative Certification Program.

Anyone interested in additional information on TEACH Project can contact Karen Kelly at (361) 593-3037 or [email protected]