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The CREST-Ed Grant


CREST-Ed stands for….

Collaboration and Resources for Encouraging and Supporting Transformations in Education.

CREST-Ed is a grant. It’s purpose is to help meet the challenge of preparing and retaining teachers.

There is a need for teachers in critical subjects. But these critical subjects are in high needs schools in urban and rural communities.

The College of Education & Human Development received the grant in the fall of 2014. The College is one of the 24 institutions nationwide that won this award. It is a competitive teacher quality partnership grant.

  • CREST-Ed utilizes data to offer resources for the needs of our partners and learners.
  • CREST-Ed prepares high-quality teachers.
  • CREST-Ed supports teachers through professional development.
  • CREST-Ed helps new teachers perform to the best of their ability to benefit students.
CREST-Ed's primary goal is to increase the number of highly qualified teachers who are committed to high need schools, particularly in urban and rural settings.

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 CREST-Ed partnership consists of three public universities in Georgia (Georgia State University, Albany State University, Columbus State University), nine local education agencies (Atlanta Public Schools, Calhoun County Schools, Clayton County Schools, DeKalb County Schools, Dougherty County Schools, Fulton County Schools, Gwinnett County Schools, Mitchell County Schools, Terrell County Schools) and one nonprofit agency – the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future.

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).

Although the hallmark of the CREST-Ed grant is the Teacher Residency Program, there are other initiatives.

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