Memorial University is set to introduce a pair of new programs in its Faculty of Education to improve how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is taught in the classroom.
MUN announced the news Monday morning with assistance from Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd., which is donating $5 million to support the two programs.
MUN provost and vice-president (academic) David Wardlaw said it was the largest donation ever received from a single source by the faculty.
A new bachelor of education program for students who have already obtained an undergraduate degree will focus on STEM education, as will the second program, a professional development program for teachers already working in the K-6 school system.
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