What is STEM Teach V?
STEM Teach V will expand on the achievements and successes of previous iterations of the initiative. The primary focus will be on high school teachers needing graduate level courses in STEM disciplines to meet the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requirement for teaching dual-credit courses by 2023. STEM Teach V accelerates the credentialing process and provides ample opportunity for these teachers to meet the credentialing requirements.
What is the goal of STEM Teach V?
The goal is two-fold. First, to focus primarily on high school teachers needing graduate level courses in STEM disciplines to meet the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requirement for teaching dual-credit courses by 2023. Second, to provide professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers to boost STEM instruction in Indiana classrooms and add STEM content areas to their existing teacher license.
What is the time-frame for implementation?
Graduate courses will be offered in the following semesters: Winter/Spring 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Winter/Spring 2023, and Summer 2023 (as funding allows). Since teachers from all regions of Indiana are eligible to apply, an online course format for graduate level courses is the method of course delivery preferred by teachers due to their various locations, time zones, and school schedules. Courses may be offered in an online only, synchronous or asynchronous approach.
How are the grant funds distributed?
STEM Teach V does not involve sub-grants to institutions. Participating institutions will propose courses at specific amounts and be reimbursed at the end of a course for tuition, books and materials within STEM Teach guidelines. A breakdown of the financial information is available here.
What is a campus liaison?
A campus liaison is the person at each institution who is responsible for coordinating STEM Teach efforts for that campus. This provides STEM Teach with a single point of contact for information and questions.
What is the course proposal process?
There are two timelines in which higher education institutions may submit proposals. Indiana postsecondary institutions are encouraged to submit proposals to offer courses through STEM Teach for the entire duration of the program in the first proposal window (due October 29, 2021).
- The first proposal window will provide higher education institutions the opportunity to begin offering courses in the first available semester(s) Winter/Spring 2022 and subsequent semesters.
- The second and final proposal window will provide higher education institutions the opportunity to begin offering courses in any semester beginning with or after Summer 2022. No additional proposal windows are planned after this time period.
Can institutions offer workshops through STEM Teach V?
At this time, STEM Teach V is not planning to offer workshops through STEM Teach V.
Can institutions develop new courses?
Yes, however separate funds are not available for course development through STEM Teach V.
How will courses be chosen for inclusion in the STEM Teach V catalog?
STEM Teach V will review all proposals and create the final course catalog based on alignment with dual credit teachers’ needs and a variety of participating institutions.
STEM Teach V hopes to include as many ICI member and public institutions as wish to participate that will help high school teachers earn dual credit credentials and boost STEM instruction in the Indiana classroom.
When can courses be offered?
Courses will be offered beginning in Winter/Spring 2022.