STEM Teach III offers ICI member and public institutions the opportunity to work together to increase the number of qualified dual-credit teachers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in Indiana.
STEM Teach III will include a course proposal process for ICI member and public institutions to identify graduate level courses or sequences of courses for inclusion in this grant-funded opportunity for teachers. Higher Ed institutions will submit proposals that include projected costs for tuition, books, and fees. This version of STEM Teach will have a maximum amount for each of the cost categories that institutions can propose. The program will also include a university administrative service and campus liaison allowance.
Institutions are encouraged to propose graduate courses in 18-hour sequences in an online format. Institutions may also choose to collaborate in offering an 18-hour sequence within a discipline. If 18-hour credit sequences are not feasible within the STEM Teach III timeframe for a specific discipline, individual graduate courses in a discipline will be considered for inclusion into STEM Teach III if a particular course is proposed in a needed discipline. Courses will be offered for a total of six semesters in Spring 2018, Summer I 2018, Summer II 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, and Summer I 2019.
Courses will be selected to meet the variety of needs identified by teachers such as the STEM content areas, sequences of courses, and class format. An online course catalog and web-based registration system will be available after the course selection process is completed. Registration lists for each course will be provided to the institution offering the course with the agreement that teachers will not have to endure a laborious process for enrolling in a course at the institution.