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Program hopes to bring on more science teachers

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - In an effort to bring more teachers to the classrooms, the University of Alabama will partner with local schools and educators over the next few years.

The Tuscaloosa News (http://bit.ly/2pp58mN ) reports that a number of city and county schools will be taking part of the Developing Leaders in Science Teachers program starting in the 2017-18 school year. Students from the University of Alabama will be brought into classrooms to shadow science teachers in hopes of becoming teachers in the future.

The program will include 15 scholarship students. They will spend the first year completing an Alternative Teacher Certification master's degree program. Afterward, the students will spend the next four years teaching biology, chemistry and physics in high school.

Each student will receive about $17,000 in scholarships.

Information from: The Tuscaloosa News, http://www.tuscaloosanews.com

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