Loyola University Maryland
September 9, 2019
Ramon B. Goings, Ed.D., assistant professor of educational leadership at Loyola University Maryland’s School of Education has been awarded a $147,823 two-year grant from the National Science Foundation for his project titled “Examining the Persistence and Motivation of STEM Pre-Service Teachers of Color in the Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars Program.”
The grant will support Goings’ investigation into the factors that propel students of color participating in a pre-service teacher education and scholarship program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) to persist as STEM majors and teacher candidates.
“Understanding the factors that influence pre-service teachers of color to pursue careers in teaching will ultimately help us better recruit students who want to teach at the K–12 level,” said Goings.
Goings, a strong advocate for diversifying the teacher and school leader workforce, will provide insights into program components that best encourage students of color to seek to become STEM educators.