Scholarships designed to help future STEM teachers

Students who wish to have an impact on the development of future generations can enroll in a Christian university or college and acquire the skills necessary to become a teacher.

To make a true difference, these students may want to consider focusing their studies on STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and math. This is due to the fact that there is a great need across the country for teachers who possess knowledge of these academic areas.

“The latest studies show that America is continuing to fall behind – even while other nations multiply their investments in science, math and technical education,” said Fred Rainbow, vice president for education for the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International, in a press release.

To reverse this trend, AFCEA International and the AFCEA Educational Foundation have expanded their STEM Teacher Scholarship Program in the hopes of developing more instructors who are willing to teach these subjects.

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Interested students have until April 1, 2012 to apply for one of 60 available scholarships, each valued at $5,000.

It is possible for students to prepare for a career as a STEM teacher at Christian colleges and universities. For instance, University of the Southwest offers several Master of Education programs with varying concentrations.

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