Scholarship Recipients | Summer Intern Program | Supplemental Instruction Program
Application Deadline for PRESTIGE Summer Intern Program is May 17, 2013. Application is posted on the Summer Intern Program page.
PRESTIGE Scholars with Faculty Mentors, Spring, 2013: L to R: Andrew Mays (PRESTIGE Scholar, Chemistry), Dr. Judi Wilson (Chair, Dept. of Teacher Education), Stephen White (PRESTIGE Scholar, Biology), Dr. Cindi Chance (Dean, College of Education), Kelsey Donnelly (PRESTIGE Scholar, Biology), Chris Cutler (PRESTIGE Scholar, Physics), Maira Acosta (PRESTIGE Scholar, Physics), Dr. Andy Hauger (Faculty Mentor, Physics), Karen Cody (PRESTIGE Scholar, Math), Dr. Steven Page (PRESTIGE Director), Alexis Wren (PRESTIGE Scholar, Chemistry), Dr. Chad Stephens (PRESTIGE Co-Director), Dr. Cathy Tugmon (Faculty Mentor, Biology), Dr. Linda Crawford (Faculty Mentor, Math).
Program for Recruiting and Educating STEM Teachers With Integrated Graduate Enrollment (PRESTIGE)
An Innovative Teacher Education Program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)
Georgia Regents University proudly hosts a Program for Recruiting and Educating STEM Teachers with Integrated Graduate Enrollment (PRESTIGE). This program is built upon the I-MAT (Integrated Masters of Arts in Teaching), a new, streamlined degree program for obtaining teacher certification in a STEM area. Through integration of graduate level courses in teacher education with undergraduate courses in the major STEM discipline, the I-MAT affords students the opportunity to earn both a BS degree in their major field and a Masters of Arts in Teaching in just five years total starting their junior year.
For an example I-MAT degree program course outline, click here.
Students typically apply to enter the I-MAT program near the end of their sophomore year. Students can also apply for a PRESTIGE scholarship, which is currently ~$15,000 per year, and is renewable for the second and third year that it takes to complete the I-MAT program. For each year of funding, PRESTIGE scholars agree to teach two years in a high-needs school.
During the program the scholars will also benefit from having two advisors, one in their STEM area, and Dr. Steven Page in the Teacher Education Department.
To be accepted into the program, a student must:
- Be a STEM major - Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Physics;
- Have a minimum 2.75 GPA;
- Have a faculty member complete a recommendation form;
- Compose a two-page essay
- Complete an interview with the acceptance committee
To obtain an application packet you must make an appointment to see the PRESTIGE advisor for your STEM area.
Biology - Dr. Cathy Tugmon: email@example.com, 706-737-1539
Chemistry - Dr. Chad Stephens: firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-667-4995
Mathematics - Dr. Linda Crawford: email@example.com, 706-667-4477
Physics - Dr. Andy Hauger: firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-737-1541
Applications are also available online below:
Spring 2013 Dates:
Information Session (w/ pizza): April 2, 2:30pm, Science Hall E-1047
Application Deadline: April 26
Applicant Interviews: May 2
Scholarship Announcements for Fall: Mid May