APSU’s Project MORE focuses on (a) recruiting committed students to the teaching profession, (b) providing them with a coordinated support system; (c) immersing them in a rigorous, well-rounded teacher education program, emphasizing sensitivity to diversity, technological competency, and best teaching practices; and (d) ultimately placing these well-prepared practitioners in our school system. Depending on their concentration, students will follow a prescribed program of studies in accordance with standards established by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE, 2002) and the APSU College of Education.
Each year the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) administers the Diversity in Teaching Scholars Programs (DIT), which provides funds, awarded on a competitive basis, to Tennessee colleges and universities for the development of programs which increase the number of underrepresented K-12 teachers in Tennessee. A panel comprised of THEC staff, representatives from the state’s Department of Education, Board of Education, local education agencies, and colleges and universities will evaluate proposals. Proposals are evaluated and rank ordered. Funding for those proposals with the highest ranking will be awarded the DIT grant for a period of two years.
Project MORE focuses on (a) recruiting committed teacher candidates in the final two years of their teacher preparation program who are majoring in; (a) a science, (b) math or (c) special education. You must submit an application, write an essay explaining why you want to become a teacher, secure letters of recommendation, meet a GPA requirement and demonstrated a professional disposition concerning teachers, children and your community.
As scholarship recipients graduate and vacancies become available on the grant, flyers advertising the vacancies will be distributed throughout the Claxton building, Morgan University Center and on this website!
Due dates to complete your application (to include all supporting documentation) will be provided on the flyers.
Consistent with the institutional vision and mission and with our heritage as an institution with a major commitment to quality teacher preparation, the vision of the teacher education unit at Austin Peay State University is to prepare highly qualified professionals who are knowledgeable and skilled in standards-based practice. Our goal is to prepare competent, reflective, and caring educators who, while working in collaboration with other professionals, will serve as change agents to foster development and learning in the lives of all learners. Our theme, “Preparing Professionals Through Standards-Based Practices” reflects our vision, mission, and goals, and supports reflective, data-informed planning for continuous improvement.