Milwaukee Teacher Education Center (MTEC)
Commission Competitive Education Awards Program FY 2011
Through the Learning by Serving Our Community program, Milwaukee Teacher Education Center (MTEC) seeks to enroll teachers as AmeriCorps members conducting service learning projects with their students and community volunteers. MTEC has specific goals. One goal is to recruit teachers who are not only committed to teaching, but ones who are committed to teaching in high needs schools. The MTEC-AmeriCorps program's other goal is to increase the use of service learning as a teaching strategy because we believe that it improves teacher quality and increases student engagement. MTEC AmeriCorps members will recruit students and community volunteers to conduct service learning projects to solve problems in the areas of sustainability--ecology, economy, education, equity, and enlightenment during the program year.