UW-Milwaukee Institute Receives STEM Focused Grant for American Indian Education

**UPDATE: Wisconsin Public Radio “The Morning Show” UW-Milwaukee Program Addresses American Indian Teacher Shortage interview with Director Margaret Noodin. 

For a second year in a row, the Electa Quinney Institute has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. This $1.1 million, five year, grant is a partnership with EQI, Milwaukee Public Schools, and the Indian Community School to promote and support Native American educators in STEM fields. The grant will support a total of 10 students to obtain their initial license in either teaching or administrative leadership.

The Electa Quinney Teacher Training and Administrative Leadership Program (TTAL) is a five-year partnership between the Indian Community School (ICS) and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) to recruit and prepare undergraduate, post-baccalaureate or graduate level students to build capacity in public, private and charter schools in Milwaukee and tribal schools in the Great Lakes region. This project will address teacher and administrator shortages in the American Indian community and will work with school districts throughout the state.

More information and a link to the application can be found here.