|SOUTHEASTERN TUITION AID AVAILABLE FOR HISTORY TEACHERS
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University
is offering free graduate school tuition to history teachers in 14 southeast
Louisiana school districts through the Louisiana in Traditional American
Funded by a United States Department
of Education grant to the Tangipahoa Parish School System and its partner
Southeastern, the project is designed to provide teachers with high-quality
American history content, improve student achievement in history, and help
teachers meet certification standards mandated by the No Child Left Behind
Tuition assistance for one graduate
level history course is being offered for Southeastern’s 2005 spring semester
for a maximum of 14 eligible participants. Courses will be available both
on-line and on Southeastern’s Hammond campus and satellite campuses in
Baton Rouge and St.Tammany Parish. Access to courses will also be available
through Louisiana Public Broadcasting.
Spring semester regular registration
is Jan. 10-13. Classes begin on Jan. 18.
Participants include school districts
in the parishes of East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston,
Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Washington, West Baton Rouge, West
Feliciana, and Tangipahoa, and the cities of Bogalusa, Baker, and Zachary.
Project Director Ann Trappey said she
is optimistic that teachers will take advantage of the free tuition offer.
“Teachers are learners, too. Free tuition
takes down an important financial barrier to their learning and professional
development,” she said.
“History teachers help us remember
who we are as a people and nation,” said Bill Robison, head of Southeastern’s
History and Political Science Department and a project leader. “We’re
delighted that Southeastern has this great opportunity for teachers.”
For more information contact Robison,
985-549-2109 or firstname.lastname@example.org;
Gerald Guidroz, dean of Continuing Education at Southeastern, 1-800-256-2771
or email@example.com; or Trappey
at 985-748-2443 or Cynthia.firstname.lastname@example.org.