The National Aeronautics and Space Administration/ Jackson State University (NASA/JSU) Pre-Service Institute is a two-week residential institute held on the JSU campus in Jackson, Mississippi. It is designed for college students who are preparing to teach in a middle school.
The program is designed to increase students’ skills in teaching mathematics and science, while incorporating technology in the curriculum. This is acheived through the development of a problem-based learning (PBL) aerospace theme. Each student is assigned to an Institute Flight Team. Students develop a lesson that they teach to children from a local school, and will later teach in a middle school when they return home.
- Be a U. S. Citizen
- Be a K-8 prospective teacher
- Be a full-time student at a member institution
- Have an overall 2.5 GPA
- Have successfully completed at least one math or science class
- Be present for opening banquet on the first day
- Be in a continous attendance for the two-week period
- Have an email address
Application Due: April 5, 2013
Contact: Dr. Pamela Heard 601-979-2662/601-979-2318
Dates: July 14- July 26 (Residential Program)
Housing and meals will be available to participants on the campus of Jackson State University. Room, board, stipend and travel will be provided.
A financial support package is provided to all participants:
- Stipends of $500
- Transportation from city of residence to Jackson-Evers International Airport or Jackson Bus/Train Station. Students must make their own travel arrangements
- Students traveling in excess of 400 miles from JSU will be reimbursed, for actual costs, up to $00 with receipts.
- Students traveling less than 400 miles from JSU are expected to take ground transportation and will be reimbursed at a rate of. 56 cents per mile up to $200 with receipts
- Double occupancy dorm rooms are provided at JSU
- Meals are provided