Opportunities & Resource

LTF Summer Institute Opportunities

Beyond supporting the graduation of exemplary math and science teachers, the National Math and Science Initiative is committed to ensuring retention of UTeach graduates in the teaching profession, increasing student achievement in their classrooms, and moving new teachers along the continuum from novice to expert educators.

LTF Summer Institutes are hands-on, discipline-specific workshops led by expert teachers that provide participants with tested content materials and research-based instructional strategies designed to improve academic rigor and student achievement. Training participants receive access to a full suite of classroom materials and resources including model lessons, formative assessments, and instructional videos. NMSI is pleased to offer the following opportunities for UTeach students and alumni to attend an upcoming four-day Laying the Foundation Summer Institute.


Senior UTeach students and UTeach alumni may register to attend a 2015 LTF Summer Institute at no cost. To secure your seat at an upcoming event, simply:

Request your PROMO CODE from NMSI or a Master Teacher at your university

Register for a Summer Institute at a location near you and enter your promo code at checkout

NOTE: Some locations are still being added to the registration page. Contact Ronda Brandon ( rbrandon@nms.org ) if you do not see a training listed in your area.


UTeach students and alumni are eligible to receive a travel reimbursement to defray costs associated with attending an LTF Summer Institute. Reimbursement amounts vary depending on the travel distance from a participant's home or school to the training location:

Travel Distance to Training Site               Reimbursement Amount

0 - 20 miles                                                         $100

21 - 50 miles                                                       $225

50+ miles                                                            $350


A limited number of induction scholarships, sponsored by Bechtel, are available to UTeach alumni. These scholarships include travel funds to attend an LTF Summer Institute, a science or math kit that includes supplies to assist teachers in implementing LTF lessons, and assistance from an online mentor during the school year. To apply, complete the short online LTF Scholarship Application.

For more information about any of these opportunities, please contact Ronda Brandon at rbrandon@nms.org or 214-525-3003.

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