CU-Boulder is one of 34 new members nationwide selected to join the innovative organization, 100Kin10, which is committed to recruiting, preparing and retaining 100,000 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers over the next 10 years. CU was added to the partner membership of 100Kin10 following a rigorous vetting process.
The College of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Education will work together to establish and disseminate a replicable national model whereby engineering students can complete both an ABET-accredited, design-focused engineering degree and a teacher licensure program in secondary mathematics or science.
"We are thrilled to have CU recognized for its STEM leadership, and we look forward to enhancing our CU Teach program to include a streamlined engineering degree designed to support simultaneous secondary school teacher licensure in science or mathematics," said Associate Dean Jackie Sullivan.
The 100Kin10 movement was launched in June 2011 with an initial pledge by partners to raise $20 million to support the creative and strategic efforts of partner organizations to expand the nation’s STEM teaching force. The group’s 115 partners will meet Feb. 21 in Washington, D.C., for the first partner summit.