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The UT3 and UT3 Noyce programs will celebrate their most successful year yet by recognizing the outstanding commitment and effort of students at the 2009 UT3 and UT3 Noyce Recognition Awards Dinner.

The dinner will be held Monday, April 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Student Union Rooms 2582 and 2584 on Main Campus.

The Judith Herb College of Education UT3 (UToledo. UTeach. UTouch the Future) programs prepare science and mathematics teachers to teach in high-needs schools, where there is a national shortage of qualified teachers. The programs offer scholarships, internships, academic and professional support.

UT President Lloyd Jacobs and Ohio Sen. Teresa Fedor will commence the evening, which will highlight 18 UT3 teacher candidates and seven UT3 Noyce scholars who have completed the programs this year.

In addition, the awards dinner will acknowledge community partners who contribute to the program’s success; these include alumni, internship organizations, and board and scholarship committee members. Toledo Public School administrators and mentor and cooperating teachers also will be recognized for their contributions to UT3.

UT3 has nearly 50 teacher candidates this year, the highest number of students in the program to date, from different backgrounds, including those who changed careers, college transfer students and direct from high school students. UT3 offered three academic courses, which enabled teacher candidates, mentor teachers and principals to explore and expand their background in science and mathematics education.

UT3 Noyce is a new addition to the annual dinner, as it has completed its first year at The University of Toledo. The fast-track program had seven scholars who completed the requirements for an alternative teaching licensure in a five-month period.

For more information on UT3 and UT3 Noyce, visit www.teachut3.utoledo.edu or call 419.530.4967.

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