SEC. 2245

STEM MASTER TEACHER CORPS

 

 

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``SEC. 2245. <<NOTE: 20 USC 6675.>> STEM MASTER TEACHER CORPS.

    ``(a) In General.--From the funds reserved under section 2241(4) for
a fiscal year, the Secretary may award grants to--
            ``(1) State educational agencies to enable such agencies to
        support the development of a State-wide STEM master teacher
        corps; or
            ``(2) State educational agencies, or nonprofit organizations
        in partnership with State educational agencies, to support the
        implementation, replication, or expansion of effective science, 
        technology, engineering, and mathematics professional
        development programs in schools across the State through
        collaboration with school administrators, principals, and STEM
        educators.

    ``(b) STEM Master Teacher Corps.--In this section, the term `STEM
master teacher corps' means a State-led effort to elevate the status of
the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teaching
profession by recognizing, rewarding, attracting, and retaining
outstanding science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teachers, 
particularly in high-need and rural schools, by--
            ``(1) selecting candidates to be master teachers in the
        corps on the basis of--
                    ``(A) content knowledge based on a screening
                examination; and
                    ``(B) pedagogical knowledge of and success in
                teaching;
            ``(2) offering such teachers opportunities to--
                    ``(A) work with one another in scholarly
                communities; and
                    ``(B) participate in and lead high-quality
                professional development; and
            ``(3) providing such teachers with additional appropriate
        and substantial compensation for the work described in paragraph
        (2) and in the master teacher community.


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