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Nevada State College receives $2.7M grant from U.S. Department of Education

Nevada State College
Posted at 2:24 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 19:51:57-04

HENDERSON (KTNV) — Nevada State College’s School of Education was selected by the United States Department of Education to receive $2,730,661 in funding under the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program – a Title V federal program that assists institutions in expanding educational opportunities for Hispanic students.

Nevada State College, which was awarded the first-ever Hispanic Serving Institute grant in Nevada history three years ago, will use the Transformando Caminos (Transforming Pathways) grant to support the School of Education's collaborative work with the Clark County School District as well as other Nevada school districts with a unified goal of creating and seamlessly aligning three pathways to teaching:

- High school-based dual credit Teacher Academies

- Transfer articulation agreements with two-year colleges

- Alternative Route to Licensing pathway to teaching for career changers

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With activities focused around outreach, access, student support and professional development, the grant will increase students enrolling in Education majors and boast several significant outcomes including a projected 48 percent increase in the number of Hispanic students who will enroll as an Education major as well as a 400 percent increase in Hispanic students who will obtain a secondary teaching credential in STEM.

The $2,730,661 grant will be used over a five-year period starting Oct. 1.

For more information about Nevada State College, visit their website.