January 1, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Rye, NY — From 24 states and Puerto Rico, U.S. Satellite and The Endeavor STEM Teaching Certificate Project selected 40 educators for its latest Cohort. NASA Endeavor was created to promote highly qualified teacher status in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Education across the Nation. The selection process is highly competitive.
"Through the program, educators learn how to deliver cutting-edge science into the classroom, promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics education," said Joyce Winterton, Assistant Administrator for Education at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "This includes proven NASA and NASA-sponsored educational resources to meet specific learning goals."
NASA Endeavor provides live, online, interactive graduate courses with NASA content and materials. The Project inspires teachers to make changes in their classroom practice, igniting students' interest in STEM. It allows educators an opportunity to deliver a greater understanding of NASA discoveries to inspire a next generation of explorers, scientists, engineers and astronauts. NASA and U.S. Satellite are working in partnership with state departments of education to assist educators in meeting state certification requirements.
Project Fellows will earn graduate credit and a Certificate in STEM Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, NY. Funding for the program is provided through the NASA Endeavor Teacher Fellowship Trust Fund in tribute to the dedicated crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger.