WCU receives $600,000 grant from MDE to help prepare new teachers

WCU receives $600,000 grant from MDE to help prepare new teachers
In partnership with the Mississippi Teacher Residency program, the university received a total of $600,000 out of a $1.7 million grant from the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE).

JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) - William Carey University was recently awarded a grant that will help to prepare new teachers.

In partnership with the Mississippi Teacher Residency program, the university received a total of $600,000 out of a $1.7 million grant from the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE).

Last year, the MDE received a $4.1 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to establish teacher residency programs in the state to address the shortage of diverse and effective teachers in schools. The grant allows the MDE to provide money for collaboration between higher education institutions and school district partners to develop undergraduate teacher residency programs.

This three-year grant will also support new teachers in high-need school districts.

William Carey University was one of three universities awarded grants from MDE. The other two schools were Delta State University, which received $599,994 and Mississippi State University – Meridian, who received $598,389.

Copyright 2019 WDAM. All rights reserved.