Carson’s Cal State Dominguez Hills has received $10 million in federal grants to establish a comprehensive residency program that will train more than 250 science, technology, engineering and math teachers and serve 40,000 students through grade 12 in Los Angeles County.
Dubbed Project REAL – Residency for Equity through Action and Learning – the 15-month-long residency provides graduate-level STEM teacher candidates with a $24,000 stipend and pairs them with trained teachers in historically understaffed local schools.
“This is transformational for the campus community and for the schools and communities we serve,” said Prof. Kamal Hamden, director of the Center for Innovation in STEM Education at CSUDH.
The $7 million REAL program will replace another residency program that will be extended for another year – funded by a $3 million grant – until its successor begins operating.
Source: Daily Breeze