USF offers to help prepare STEM teachers


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News release from the University of Saint Francis:

USF Offering Courses to Help Prepare STEM Teachers

(February 11, 2016) — The University of Saint Francis is participating in STEM Teach, a grant program to help provide advanced training for area teachers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. The program was initiated by Independent Colleges of Indiana and is funded by the state of Indiana.

USF will be offering undergraduate and graduate coursework in biology, mathematics, chemistry and psychology over the next two years. The grant funds cover tuition and fees for teachers taking the courses, as well as the salary of the USF instructors involved.

“The University of Saint Francis is very excited to participate in this important grant,” said Dr. Lance Richey, dean of the USF School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. “STEM Teach allows us to extend our long tradition of preparing teachers, particularly in these increasingly crucial disciplines.”

Eighteen to 21 credit hours are available through this program and while STEM Teach is aimed at high school instructors, any licensed teacher may participate. USF is enrolling for these courses now. For more information, contact Dr. Lance Richey at 260-399-7700, ext. 8112 or


About the University of Saint Francis
Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. The university will open a Downtown Fort Wayne Campus in the fall of 2016 that will feature business, entrepreneurship and music technology programs. Currently 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.


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