We evaluated the efficacy of a technical assistance (TA) model for increasing the competitiveness of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other minority-serving institutions (MSI) seeking funding to expand their teacher training through the NSF’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network engaged in a series of strategies to broaden participation in Noyce to MSIs, with the long-term goal of diversifying the pipeline of new STEM teachers. Results found that of the 335 active Noyce awards, 39 were awards to MSIs. Of the 39, 23 (59%) were awarded to institutions represented in at least one QEM Noyce TA workshop. This study looks at the potential of TA models for HBCUs and MSIs to generalize across a spectrum of initiatives aimed at strengthening the nation’s teacher education programs and graduating quality STEM teachers.
Quality Education for Minorities Network, University of North Carolina Charlotte
Toldson, I.A., & Lewis, C.W. Advancing Teacher training Programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities through Technical Assistance and Federal Investments. The Journal of Negro Education 86(2), 83-93.