10 Mar Transitions to Teaching
The College of Education and CRDG have teamed up with the College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources, and the Hawai‘i Department of Education to address the shortage of mathematics and science teachers in Hawai‘i’s secondary schools. The five-year, federallyfunded Transitions to Teaching program provides support for mid-career professionals and recent graduates in fields other than education to help them complete teacher training programs and attain teacher licensure. “CRDG’s role is to determine what kinds of support these students need to reach their goals, and to determine whether these needs are being met,” said evaluation principal investigator Terry Higa. The project’s goal is to produce 50 licensed science and mathematics teachers.