The Beginning Educators Gain Instructional Nurturance (BEGIN) project is funded by a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to recruit future teachers to work in high-need content areas, such as science, math, and foreign language, in high-need schools.

The grant will help fund scholarships for 140 future teachers to attend any of the four institutions of higher education listed below. Each scholarship winner will receive

  • Up to $2500/year for up to 3 years
  • Technology Tools for Communication
  • Special Support in the form of:
    • Free Forums
    • Free Summer Institutes
    • One-on-one mentoring during college
    • One-on-one mentoring during first 3 years of teaching

Partners in this project are :

  • Midwestern State University
  • Texas Center for Educational Technology at the University of North Texas
  • Vernon College
  • North Central Texas College
  • Wichita Falls ISD
  • Region 9 Education Service Center

To learn more about participating in this program, click on the Applicants link above.