The long term goal of the grant is to improve student achievement in Illinois' highest need schools. As a step toward this goal, SIUE is revising the existing Master's degree in Secondary Mathematics. The design team involves faculty from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction along with secondary mathematics teachers from Wood River East Alton High School and a National Board Certified teacher from Roxana.
Funding for the program is made possible through the Illinois State Board of Education's Illinois Mathematics and Science Partnership (IMSP) program. These are federally funded grants sponsored by the Department of Education (DOE). The tentative start date for the proposed program is scheduled for the fall of 2008. Teachers in high need schools throughout the state and region will be recruited to participate.
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