Advanced Technological Education
This program, with an emphasis on two-year colleges, involves "partnerships between academic institutions and employers to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways to two-year colleges from secondary schools and from two-year colleges to four-year institutions; and other activities. Another goal is articulation between two-year and four-year programs for K-12 prospective teachers that focus on technological education." Total estimated program funding is $64,000,000, with 90 awards expected. Cost sharing or matching is required. The NSF website offers more information about ATE.