Portland State applied for the four-year professional development grant in consortia with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, the Siletz, the Warm Springs and the Umatilla. The first cohort of students will begin classes in July 2011 to earn a teaching license.
Native American students enrolled in the graduate program will be awarded tuition and fees. The program will prepare 18 Native American teachers over the next 4 years to teach in schools with significant numbers of Native students enrolled.
Portland State is one of eight colleges and universities in the nation awarded funding. To apply or receive a program application, students should contact Marilyn Quintero at firstname.lastname@example.org and 503-725-9943.