New Experiences for Instructors of Dual Enrollment (NExIDE)
About the Program
The purpose of the NExIDE Scholarship program is to provide financial support and incentives to eligible Indiana public high school mathematics teachers who teach or plan to teach dual credit mathematics. Based on expectations from the Higher Learning Commission, college faculty are required to have completed a master’s degree in their discipline or to have completed a master’s degree in another field with 18 hours of graduate credit in their discipline. This requirement includes dual credit teachers who teach college classes in the high school setting.
The program is funded through a STEM Teacher Recruitment Fund grant administered by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
Benefits of the Program
Participating teachers in the NExIDE program will receive two primary benefits:
- Participating teachers will receive in-state tuition and fee support to seek a Master of Science in Education (Secondary Mathematics Teaching) or to earn 18 graduate credit hours in mathematics.
- Participating teachers will receive up to $700 in travel support to attend a professional conference or workshop (e.g., the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics).
About the Classes
USI offers seven online graduate courses in mathematics that are designed specifically for secondary teachers. The prerequisite for graduate courses in mathematics at USI is 24 credit hours in undergraduate mathematics, which includes 3 semesters of calculus. In general, only one course is typically offered each fall, spring and summer term. These classes include the following:
- MATH 603, Fundamental Concepts of Algebra
- MATH 604, Fundamental Concepts of Geometry
- MATH 605, Problem Solving in Mathematics
- MATH 611, Introduction to Analysis for Secondary Teachers
- MATH 621, Technology for Teaching Mathematics
- MATH 641, Number Theory & Applications
- STAT 638, Fundamental Models in Statistical Inference
Pursuing a Master of Science in Education
For students who need to complete a full degree, USI offers a Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) in Mathematics Teaching. For individuals in this program, the NExIDE grant will support either completion of the MSE degree or the 18 hours of coursework in mathematics. Completion of the entire MSE degree requires 15 credit hours from the Department of Teacher Education in addition to 18 credit hours in mathematics.
How to Apply
Individuals interested in the program need to complete two applications:
- NExIDE Scholarship Application (Submit to email@example.com)
- Application to Graduate Studies at USI
For More Information
Contact Dr. Rick Hudson, NExIDE project director by email or phone at 812-465-1241 for additional information.