Professor Brahier and ACTION program prepare tomorrow’s mathematics and science students
by Rachel Szabo
Nationwide, schools are struggling to find well-qualified teachers in mathematics and science. Daniel Brahier, Ph.D. and the ACTION program are helping to change this.
ACTION’s goal is to increase the number of science and mathematics education graduates and to improve their effectiveness at teaching. Thanks to the dedicated staff and students, this program ranks among the top universities in the country for graduating mathematics teachers.
Professor Brahier has served as director of ACTION since 2011 and has been a School of Teaching and Learning faculty member since 1995. He is also the coordinator of the University’s Adolescence to Young Adult (Secondary) mathematics education program.
Professor Brahier described ACTION as the type of teacher preparation opportunity that he wishes he had experienced as an undergraduate. He has taught classes and presented workshops all over the world, from Singapore, Jamaica and Australia to Mexico, Canada, Germany and England.
The Science and Math Education in ACTION program at BGSU provides up to four years of scholarship funding through a Choose Ohio First grant from the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The program provides innovative opportunities to prepare the best science and mathematics teachers in the state in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Higher Education, offering a scholarship program for incoming freshman students interested in teaching science and/or mathematics in grades 4 through 12.