Improving Educator Quality Grant Program
The Improving Educator Quality (IEQ) grant program focuses on increasing the academic achievement of all students through professional development initiatives that ensure K-12 teachers and administrators are highly qualified.
Previously named the Eisenhower Professional Development Program for Math and Science, the Improving Educator Quality grant program gives the Council flexibility to fund professional development initiatives in all core academic subjects. The Council issues a Request for Proposals (RFP) annually and awards grants to partnerships that deliver research-based, job-embedded professional development to K-12 teachers. Eligible partnerships must include a postsecondary institution’s school of arts and sciences, a postsecondary institution’s teacher preparation program, and at least one high-need local school district. Currently, the priority areas for IEQ funds are: mathematics and science (including ACT EPAS), reading (including ACT EPAS), and foreign language. The IEQ program is supported by federal funds authorized by Title II, Part A of the No Child Left Behind Act.
John T. DeAtley
Council on Postsecondary Education
Phone: (502) 573-1555 Ext. 264