May 10, 2022 - Guilford County Schools is continuing to find innovative ways to recruit, retain and reward teachers. At Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Education approved funding for the Math Teachers of Tomorrow (MT2) program, which will prepare up to 42 individuals to teach secondary math in GCS through a partnership with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Through MT2, prospective math teachers will have an opportunity to earn a degree in teaching while also receiving customized support from district and university staff. Participants in the Math Teachers of Tomorrow (MT2) program will receive content area support, residency experiences, mentoring in a cohort model, professional development and paid tuition and fees. In return, participants will commit to teach in Guilford County Schools.
“We have a strong need for math teachers, and this program will provide teachers who are well-trained, familiar with our schools and curricula, and ready to bring their skills to Guilford County Schools’ classrooms,” says Dr. Whitney Oakley, deputy superintendent.
The program, which will be funded by federal ESSER dollars, will cost no more than $704,672 for one year.