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From: the EarthtimesWestern Governors University (http://www.wgu.edu/ruraleducators) is working to increase the national pool of highly qualified rural teachers, particularly with the nationwide shortage of math and science teachers. WGU is offering $ 7,500 scholarships to qualified individuals in rural areas. Prospective recipients are those who reside in rural areas who want to become licensed teachers in math or science, or existing teachers who live in rural areas and want to earn a master’s degree in math or science education. The scholarships for teachers are part of a U.S. Department of Labor grant recently awarded to WGU. As part of the grant, WGU also is working to develop and disseminate a new model for addressing workforce development of rural teachers that can be implemented on a national scale. WGU is partnering with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) in the implementation and evaluation of this rural teacher initiative. More information is available at www.wgu.edu/ruraleducators, or call WGU toll free at 1-866-225-5948.