Columbus State University will be among five Georgia institutions of higher learning to participate in a national initiative to increase the number of outstanding teachers in STEM, the subjects of science, technology, engineering and math, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday in Atlanta.
CSU, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Mercer University and Piedmont College have been selected as sites for the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships. Georgia will be the first state in the South included in the national program.
“STEM education plays a critical role in our state’s competitiveness and future economic prosperity,” Deal said in a news release. “The most important thing we can do for our students in this field is ensure they have effective teachers. The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships will encourage more partnerships between institutions of higher education and our K-12 schools to improve educational opportunities for students in this critical area.”