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WCU giving SMART scholarships to increase math, science teachers

For the second year, William Carey University is offering Science and Mathematics Alternate Route Teacher (SMART) grants. For the second year, William Carey University is offering Science and Mathematics Alternate Route Teacher (SMART) grants.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

William Carey University is offering scholarships to encourage non-education graduates to become math and science teachers.    

WCU is providing Science and Mathematics Alternate Route Teacher (SMART) grants to qualified applicants.

20 scholarships will be offered this year.

The goal is to increase the number of licensed teachers to offset critical shortages of educators in the fields of math and science. 

"At the end of the alternate route certification, they have a regular five-year teaching license, but they have twelve hours of credit that goes toward a master's degree, should they choose to go ahead and get their master's degree," said Ben Burnett, Ph.D., dean of the School of Education at William Carey University.    

This is the second year for the SMART grants. 

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