Master Teaching Fellows Grant

The Middle Tennessee State University NSF Master Teaching Fellowship Program aligns, coordinates, and integrates resources across the College of Education, College of Basic and Applied Sciences, STEM industry partners through our collaborative relationship with Mind2Marketplace and the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, and six (6) high needs P-12 school districts (DeKalb, Grundy, Lewis, Lawrence, Rutherford counties, and Tullahoma City) to select and support 14 master teachers’ development to become MTSU NSF Master Teaching Fellows.


High School Science Redesign

High School Science Redesign for Tennessee Teachers is a Capacity Building proposal.  The Partnership’s Goals and Activities address the ITQ purposes for high school programs as follows:

Provide Intensive and Sustained Modeling Instruction Professional Development:

•   Two years of Modeling Instruction workshops integrate content and pedagogy with scientific model-making for teachers of Physical        World Concepts (PWC), Chemistry, and Biology.

•   Videoconference-supported Modeler Learning Community.

•   An infrastructure that facilitates broad dissemination of the inverted course sequence that is central to High School Science Redesign       (HSSR).

High School Science Redesign (HSSR) is grounded in the STEM philosophy adopted by Tennessee for integrating K-12 science and mathematics education.  The project supports rigorous academic programs aligned with the Science Curriculum Framework and graduation requirements, enhanced science instruction through modeling, and answers important questions about teaching and learning high school science.


STEM Teachers Now

The STEM Teachers Now project is the third in a 3 year sequence of U.S. Dept. of Education FIPSE grants to MTSU to improve middle school STEM education. This third year is focused on the following four key elements: 1) Development of a new TN teacher license for middle school STEM teachers, 2) development of a new middle school STEM teacher education baccalaureate degree, 3) development of a professional development module for current middle school STEM discipline teachers to enhance their classroom practice, and 4) extend and transition the previous program elements toward a sustainable institutionalized program at MTSU.