DELTA EDUCATION INITIATIVE
The Delta Education Initiative is a continuation grant awarded from the U.S. Department of Education for the improvement of education in the Delta. The Initiative is comprised of four components. The Undergraduate Scholarship Program and the Mississippi Superintendent’s Academy are managed by the Delta Area Association for the Improvement of Schools. The School Leadership Program is managed by the Division of Curriculum, Instruction, Leadership and Research. The Technology Program is managed by the Center for Teaching and Learning.
UNDERGRADUTE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The goal of the Undergraduate Scholarship Program is to recruit students into teacher education at Delta State University who will then teach in the schools of the Delta region.
1. High school seniors must have a minimum of 18 on the ACT and acceptable scores on the PRAXIS:PPST.
2. Transfer students must have a 2.5 GPA on all transfer work and acceptable scores on the PRAXIS: PPST.
3. Students must maintain a 2.5 minimum GPA each semester to remain on scholarship. Students who fail to meet GPA requirements will no longer receive scholarships and the scholarship will become a loan with payback requirements.
Forgiveness and Repayment
- Students must sign a contract stating that they agree to teach in school districts in Mississippi that are members of the Delta Area Association for the Improvement of Schools (DAAIS) for three consecutive years upon graduation from Delta State University.
- Students failing to meet employment requirements will be required to pay back scholarship monies as specified by the University.
DAAIS Member Schools
THE MISSISSIPPI SUPERINTENDENT’S ACADEMY
The goal of the Mississippi Superintendent’s Academy is to provide effective leaders skilled in district-wide processes that foster excellence in Delta Area school districts. The Academy is a structured program dedicated to the development of aspiring superintendents.
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THE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
The goal of the School Leadership Program is to develop instructional leadership skills and behaviors of future administrators. The instructional process is to prepare cohorts of teachers to become administrators through intensive field-based experiences and rigorous academic classes. The program requires an intensive fourteen months and a full-time commitment by each participant to the program.
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THE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
The goal of the Technology Program is to create a resource-rich culture of learning with full staff capabilities to support computer-based applications in classrooms and faculty offices. The process is to provide on-going, on-site, just-in-time training and technical support for faculty and students.
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