Kennesaw State wins grant to train science teachers

Kennesaw State University has received a $2.85 million grant from the National Science Foundation to recruit professionals working in science and math careers to return to college to become classroom teachers, college officials announced Thursday.

The university's College of Science and Mathematics will also reach out to science teachers with at least three years of experience for a leadership program. Teachers for this program will come from Cobb, Paulding, Fulton and Gwinnett counties and Atlanta Public Schools, college officials said.

The two programs are designed to produce more and better prepared teachers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

Public school leaders in Georgia and across the country say they have a hard time finding teachers for these subjects.