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Rutgers University-Newark Launching Innovative Program to Train Science Teachers

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Wednesday February 11, 2015

Rutgers University-Newark Launching Innovative Program to Train Science Teachers

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Media Invited to Feb. 16 Program Explaining the ‘NextGen’ Curriculum

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The Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N) Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP) is implementing far-reaching curriculum revisions designed to improve the way UTEP trains teachers, and especially how it prepares future teachers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects.  The curriculum, called Excite and Ignite: Building the Next Generation of Teachers (NextGen), includes innovative partnerships with the Liberty Science Center and the Jersey City Public Schools.

On Feb. 16, UTEP will host an information program for high school guidance counselors from across the state of New Jersey to introduce them to this exciting new way of training STEM teachers.  The program is from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Room 255, 350 Martin Luther King Blvd., Rutgers University-Newark.  The media is welcome to attend this invitation-only program to learn how NextGen will work to improve student achievement and enhance the quality of prospective teachers, especially STEM teachers, while filling a critical need for teachers in high needs areas for urban districts.

WHO: The RU-N Urban Teacher Education Program, Liberty Science Center, the Jersey City Public Schools and the RU-N office of Admissions

WHAT: Presentations and a campus tour (lunch will be provided)

WHERE:  Paul Robeson Campus Center, Room 255, 350 Martin Luther King Blvd.

WHEN :  Monday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. - 1p.m.

WHY :  Announcing the launch of Excite and Ignite: Building the Next Generation of Teachers (NextGen)

For more information, please contact Kandi Berryman, 973/353-3528, or Joelle Tutela, 973/353-3521.

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