The CREST-Ed Grant
The Collaboration and Resources for Encouraging and Supporting Transformations in Education (CREST-Ed) grant was developed to meet the challenges of preparing and retaining teachers for the specific demands of teaching critical subjects in high needs schools in urban and rural localities.
CREST-Ed was awarded to Georgia State University College of Education & Human Development by the U.S. Department of Education in the fall of 2014. Georgia State was one in 24 institutions nationwide to be awarded this competitive teacher quality partnership grant.
CREST-Ed is a data driven initiative that offers resources to address the needs of our partners and learners by preparing high-quality teachers and bolstering the existing workforce through targeted professional development so that new teachers will enter school environments designed to help them perform to the best benefits of their students.
The projects or initiatives that the grant will focus on are:
enhancing undergraduate teacher preparation programs through extended field experiences, co-teaching and STEM activities
enhancing graduate teacher preparation programs through residencies that include strong mentor training
promoting STEM through professional development, faculty liaisons and access to advance credentialing support
supporting the implementation of internationally benchmarked, college-and-career ready academic standards through Academy for Future Teachers and Early College High School Program.
The focus will be to train and support 250-300 students who want to teach in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), special education and English as a Second Language (ESOL).
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