Trevecca Nazarene University

Funding granted for teacher improvement partnership

In December, faculty of Trevecca’s School of Education assisted the coordinator of grants for Metro-Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) in the writing of an application for a Teacher Collaboration Residency Grant in which Metro listed Trevecca as a partner. The application was accepted, and MNPS and Trevecca will be awarded a two-million-dollar grant to be distributed during the next 4 years. The grant will make it possible for 36 teachers (12 during each of 3 years), chosen through a defined selection process, to have a year of residency in which they will complete 15 hours of graduate work in Trevecca’s teacher leadership program with tuition paid by the grant. Selected participants will be released from the school in which they are regularly assigned to work as mentors to teachers to improve school achievement in a low achieving school. The selection process is scheduled to begin in March. Interested individuals may contact the School of Education to request an application packet.