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Our Mission

T-SCORE aims to establish a learning community of teachers, students and researchers committed to bringing relevant community-based health issues into the classroom. We believe empowered teachers, engaged in a comprehensive professional development program, will have a positive impact on students’ self-efficacy, knowledge, and interest in health science careers. By focusing on teachers as the main agents of change, T-SCORE hopes to increase the number of underrepresented and minority students pursuing careers in health sciences.

Teachers + Students + Community

What is T-Score?

The Teachers and Students for Community-Oriented Research and Education (T-SCORE) project is designed to help teachers develop and teach health science lessons that provide students with learning experiences that grow their interest and knowledge about the health sciences.

T-Score Aims to:


AIM 1: Collaborate with teachers to develop innovative health science pathway curricula, to be implemented by empowered teaching fellows who are knowledgeable about scientific inquiry, engaged in health science research, and committed to bringing community-based issues into the classroom.


AIM 2: Enable teachers to implement a high quality Health Science Pathway curriculum with students enrolled in the Health Science Pathway courses, increasing inquiry-based learning and engagement of students in the health sciences.


AIM 3: Disseminate professional development training materials, inquiry-based modules, student projects, implementation guides, and lessons learned both within the targeted schools and across the state and nationally.

Funding Support

This project was supported by the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) under Award Number R25OD020214. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

For more information, go to the SEPA T-SCORE Project Page.

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Last modified: Jul 18, 2019