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New U of M-MCS Partnership Aims to Help Urban Middle School Teachers Succeed
For release: Feb. 6, 2006
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The University of Memphis, in partnership with Memphis City Schools, is launching a program to give teachers better preparation for success in urban middle schools. With the nation facing a shortage of middle school math and science teachers, the program's goal is to attract more qualified individuals to teach in those areas.

The 15-month Teacher Quality Enhancement (TQE) Program leads to a master of arts in teaching (MAT) degree and initial teacher licensure in Tennessee. Students' tuition is covered by a grant from the Department of Education in the form of a forgivable loan.

TQE Fellows will share a middle school teaching position in the Memphis City Schools, earning a salary while completing the degree.

The program will begin this summer, with 18 students expected to enroll.

Applicants must have at least a bachelor's degree, with a minimum of 15 hours in mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, or earth science.

The deadline to apply is April 15.

For more information, contact Dr. Waldon Hagan at wjhagan@memphis.edu.

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