|Grantee Name:||Tennessee Department of Education|
|Project Name:||Teach Tennessee!|
|Project Director:||Karen Moody 615-253-3602|
Potential mathematics and science teachers are recruited for this two-component project to fill positions in identified high-need school systems in Tennessee. One component utilizes the Tennessee Board of Regents online degree program as the delivery system for a statewide alternative licensure plan targeting mid-career professionals and new college graduates with academic and/or employment backgrounds in the fields of mathematics and science. The second component recruits potential teachers with similar backgrounds specifically for the Memphis City school system from West Tennessee, Northern Mississippi, and Eastern Arkansas. This component offers an alternative licensure program delivered on-site by the Memphis Teacher Training Institute using modules that relate specifically to the unique characteristics and challenges of urban education. Program participants in both components are provided supervision, an induction guide, mentoring, and professional development through agreements with the Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) in which they are hired.