Grand Meeting Room 220
Gerri C. LeBow Hall, Drexel University
3220 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Please join us as we celebrate the launch of DragonsTeach and Drexel University’s continued commitment to STEM teacher preparation.
DragonsTeach is a new Drexel University program designed to address the national need for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers by offering STEM majors the opportunity to experience secondary teaching and obtain secondary teaching certification alongside their STEM major. Through active recruitment; a compact, research-based instructional program; and intensive experiences working with master teachers in local schools, DragonsTeach will break down the traditional barriers that prevent STEM students from obtaining teaching certification.
DragonsTeach is a collaborative effort of the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the School of Education and is supported by a $1.45 million grant from the National Math and Science Initiative to replicate the UTeach program. UTeach universities, expected to number 45 by 2015, will produce more than 9,000 new teachers by 2020, contributing to the national goal of 100,000 new STEM teachers by 2021.
Luis Cruz Cruz, Ph.D., Director, College of Arts and Sciences
Adam Fontecchio, Ph.D., Director, College of Engineering
Jason Silverman, Ph.D., Director, School of Education
Jessica Ward, Director of DragonsTeach Operations
To RSVP, email SOEeventRSVP@drexel.edu