Wednesday, September 23, 2009
US Department of Education grant, $3 million, funds ECSU graduate programs
Dr. Paula S. Viltz, Professor and Director of Graduate Education at ECSU and principle investigator for the grant, said the region will benefit when students graduate from these programs and return to work in area communities.
"We will increase the number of students graduating with degrees in areas where there are critical needs --- math and science. The grant will improve graduate educational opportunities for African-Americans and low-income students. After graduation, they will qualify for good jobs that contribute to the economic development and productivity of the region," Viltz said.
"Our graduate program joins other University of North Carolina system graduate programs to embrace the PSM degree which prepares students for careers in business, government and non- profit agencies. Students in this program will take a series of mathematics courses and professional skill development courses which are highly valued by employers in those sectors."
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