Now, with a new $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the University of Houston plans to step up their recruitment efforts for computer science teachers.
Evans said that half the money will support student scholarships. And they’ll especially encourage women and students of color to join the field.
The grant will ask current computer science majors to consider teaching and will embed more computer science instruction for all teachers-in-training. UH also plans to target people who want a career change and working professionals who are interested in teaching.