The Minnesota Office of Higher Education provides grants to increase K-12 student academic achievement through improving the effectiveness of highly qualified classroom teachers.
Funding is provided to the Minnesota Office of Higher Education from the U.S. Department of Education through Title II, Part A, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Grants support sustained, high-quality professional development for K-12 teachers in mathematics, science, history, geography, civics/government, and economics to ensure that:
Grants are awarded to partnerships comprised of, at a minimum, an accredited Minnesota private or public higher education institution preparing teachers with a high need Local Education Agency (school district).
A total of $822,909 in federal funds supported continuation awards for 17 in-service programs for K-12 educators.
If you have questions on the Improving Teacher Quality Program, contact Alaina DeSalvo by email at Alaina.DeSalvo@state.mn.us or (651) 259-3988.