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IUP Receives Funding to Address Teacher Shortage, Diversity in Teacher Workforce

Indiana University of Pennsylvania  (IUP) has been selected to receive $72,049 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education through its Teacher Prep 2 Practice grant program.

IUP’s funding will be used to design a culturally relevant teaching academy to diversify the teacher workforce and address the national teacher shortage. This work will take place in partnership with the Gateway School District in Monroeville, Allegheny County.

“This is a very important initiative for IUP and for the commonwealth, and we are honored to have been chosen for this funding,” Interim Dean of the IUP College of Education and Communications Sue Rieg says.

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