Project Inspire is a teacher residency program designed to prepare math and science professionals for Chattanooga's classrooms.
The Public Education Foundation has partnered with Tennessee Technological University, Hamilton County Department of Education and Urban Teacher Residency United to bring the residency based teacher instruction program to the Scenic City. Participants can be college grads with degrees in Science or Mathematics looking to take their knowledge straight to the classroom. Professionals in the fields of science or mathematics are also eligible to apply for the program focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teacher development. If accepted to Project Inspire, the future STEM teacher will participate in a 1 year residency program working with classroom teachers while attending courses designed to prepare them for teaching in public schools. Once the initial residency is complete the Project Inspire graduate will complete a 4 year commitment to Hamilton County Department of Education. Successful participants will receive a stipend and obtain their Master's degree while completing Project Inspire.