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NSU's Landry secures grant for partnership with Union ACE program

(Tahlequah, OK)--To enhance the relationship between the Northeastern State University College of Education and the Achieving Classroom Excellence program at Union High School in Tulsa, Dr. Deborah Landry of NSU has secured renewal of a College Connection grant of $3,225 from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

The grant is arranged by the Minority Teacher Recruitment Center and the NSU College of Education will work with ACE to identify minority teaching candidates.

"Union High School ACE students will be able to connect the Union ACE curriculum to a teacher preparation program," said Landry, chair of curriculum and instruction at NSU. "These students will have a greater understanding of the academic requirements needed for admission and sustainability in the NSU College of Education teacher preparation program."

Students in ACE will have access to faculty and staff in the NSU College of Education. Engagement will be sought with minority candidates and those interested in teaching minorities.

Landry said the desired impact of the program is that minority students will become interested in the profession of teaching and become educators in the future.

"We want to offer exposure to the field of teacher education by providing on-going, in depth activities to enhance student interest and dedication to obtaining teacher certification and entering the teaching profession," Landry said. "The NSU-Union partnership will support and sustain education career aspirations among ACE students, particularly those from culturally and linguistically diverse populations, and other teaching professionals."

Visit the Union High School website for more information on the Union High School ACE program.

To learn more about the NSU College of Education visit the Education website.

Published: 4/8/2011 8:49:47 AM

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