A National Science Foundation grant was designed to develop a series of courses to connect mathematics concepts taught in middle school classes with actual class materials used at the middle school level; however, a second component of the grant focused on efforts to recruit more teachers into the ﬁeld of mathematics. By collaborating with several groups across Missouri, several strategies were developed that were shown to have positive results, both in increasing awareness of mathematics teacher shortage issues, and in encouraging attendance in Missouri mathematics education programs. The strategies developed were easy to implement and low in cost. The Missouri team encourages others to duplicate or adapt this recruitment model in their own regions.
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"Recruiting More Mathematics Teachers Using Collaboration as the Main Ingredient: An Effective Model from Missouri,"
Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations: Vol. 6:
1, Article 18.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jmsce_vamsc/vol6/iss1/18