Higher Education Institution

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

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By 2021, we will...

Continue to focus on strategies to recruit and retain teachers for careers as STEM educators with emphasis on underrepresented populations. As part of the retention initiative, by 2021 we will offer micro-credentials that provide access to STEM related professional development for elementary teachers and teachers in rural communities.

Is there anything else you intend to do to maximize your impact via the network?

Because engagement with faculty who have STEM experience is critical to the preparation and retention of STEM teachers, we are exploring new and different ways to support this. We believe that understanding the WGU and National landscapes are essential to future planning. We are gathering data on the STEM experience of our faculty while investigating strategies and partnerships to increase learning and collaboration between students and STEM experienced faculty.