Chase to Provide $50,000 to LSU GeauxTeach Program
Funds will support training of math and science teachers
BATON ROUGE – On Wednesday, March 28, Chase will present $50,000 to LSU GeauxTeach, part of the National Math and Science Initiative’s national UTeach program, for the training of future math and science teachers. The presentation will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the LSU Faculty Club, following the annual GeauxTeach reception for area principals and human resource directors to meet the spring and fall GeauxTeach graduates.
The grant from Chase will be used for induction training to help GeauxTeach graduates majoring in science, technology, engineering and math fields to make the transition from college to public school classrooms. Since 2005, Chase has given nearly $340 million to education nationwide.
“Nationwide, there is a troubling shortage of people trained in math and the sciences. This terrific partnership with LSU takes direct aim at that gap and will provide Louisiana students with high-quality instruction in science, technology, engineering and math,” said Robert Schneckenburger, president of Chase in Baton Rouge.
GeauxTeach is LSU’s version of the highly regarded UTeach program, which was founded at the University of Texas at Austin in 1997. At LSU, students pursue an undergraduate content degree while earning a secondary teaching certificate. Without any additional credit hours, they can graduate in four years and be both certified and highly qualified to teach in their content area.
For more information on the GeauxTeach program, visit http://www.lsu.edu/secondaryed/.