UA receives grant to train future computer science teachers

Updated: Aug. 25, 2017 at 9:40 PM CDT
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TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Governor Kay Ivey is pushing computer science in her new education plan.

The University of Alabama is on board with that initiative.

The school just a got $300, 000 grant to train math based students to be future computer science teachers.

Computer Science Professor Dr. Jeff Gray said three out of the top six jobs in Alabama are computer science driven, meaning there is a real demand.

"Being able to apply computer science ideas in medicine uh finance so all these kind of things involve computing to some degree so we want our students to know how to apply those so they get the benefits in other domain," said Gray.

Dr. Gray said 1,500 elementary school teachers in the state have already been trained.

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