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The “Status Report: Teachers for a Competitive Tomorrow Baccalaureate Program’s Measurable Contributions to the Nation’s Critical STEM (Education) Priorities: One-Half Decade of Optimal Investments of Federal Funds and Matching Contributions,” April 2014, is available.
There were no competitions in FY 2011, FY 2012, or FY 2013 for either component of this program, and therefore no new grants were awarded. There are no plans for future TCT grant competitions.

Program Office: State Service

CFDA Number: 84.381A; 84.381B
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: Teachers for a Competitive Tomorrow (TCT)


Program Description

The purpose of the TCT initiative is:

  1. to develop and implement programs to provide integrated courses of study in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or critical foreign languages, and teacher education, that lead to a baccalaureate degree in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or a critical foreign language, with concurrent teacher certification;
  2. to develop and implement two- or three-year part-time master's degree programs in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or critical foreign language education for teachers in order to enhance the teachers' content knowledge and pedagogical skills; and
  3. to develop programs for professionals in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or critical foreign language education that lead to a master's degree in teaching that results in teacher certification.

Types of Projects

The TCT initiative includes two types of discretionary grant programs. One deals with baccalaureate degree programs, the other applies to master's degree programs.

Programs for Baccalaureate Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or Critical Foreign Languages, with Concurrent Teacher Certification (TCT-B)(CFDA #84.381A )

TCT-B grants are designed to enable grantees to develop and implement programs to provide courses of study in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) fields or critical foreign languages that are integrated with teacher education. Graduates of these programs will receive baccalaureate degrees in STEM fields or critical foreign languages, concurrent with teacher certification.

Programs for Master's Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or Critical Foreign Language Education (TCT-M) (CFDA #84.381B)

TCT-M grants are designed to enable grantees to develop and implement:

  • Two- or three-year part-time master's degree programs in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM fields) or critical foreign language education for teachers in order to enhance the teacher's content knowledge and teaching skills; or
  • Programs for professionals in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM fields), or critical foreign language education that lead to a one-year master's degree in teaching that results in teaching certification.

 
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Last Modified: 05/30/2014