Leader: Dr. PG Schrader
During the NITEP Fellowship, students will have an opportunity to apply to participate in a grant funded research team project as a student researcher. This will be an opportunity for students to engage in academic research and faculty mentorship. There will be an extra monetary stipend for each student researcher accepted into a project.
The following NITEP mini-grant research projects for 2020-2021 are:
1. Teaching for Black and Brown Lives: The Importance of Ethnic Studies Curriculum in the Educational Success of Black and Latinx Students in Nevada
PI: Dr. Christine Clark
OVERVIEW: This project will investigate actual laws and policies related to Ethnic Studies, multicultural education, and “diversity” in Nevada; how these laws/policies are put into practice; and understanding existing barriers and what actions can be taken to remove these barriers.
2. Changing the Face of School Leadership
PI: Dr. Jacob Skousen
OVERVIEW: The purpose of this proposed study is to investigate how purposeful recruiting and mentoring may increase the percentage of students of Color in a principal preparation program.
3. An Intervention to Build Understanding about Homelessness and Housing Insecurity among Preservice Teachers
PI: Dr. Peter Wiens
OVERVIEW: This project will investigate pre-service teachers’ knowledge about issues relating to homelessness; the attitudes of pre-service teachers have toward homelessness; and creating an intervention to assess impact of knowledge and beliefs about homelessness.
4. Engaging and Retaining Math and Science Teachers in Nevada
PI: Dr. Harsh Perera
OVERVIEW: This project aims to develop and validate an instrument to track motivational beliefs for teaching science and math while aligning that instrument to interventions and professional development for teachers.