Center for Rural Education
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APSU Center for Rural Education 

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MISSION OF THE CENTER: The mission of the Center for Rural Education at APSU is to support the needs of rural educators in Tennessee. This mission will be realized through four sustainable priorities: 
1) Outreach
2) Teaching Initiatives
3) River Ribbon Collaborative
4) Research 

VISION FOR THE CENTER: The vision for the Center for Rural Education is to enhance the educational experience of children in rural Tennessee. The Center will envision this goal by developing comprehensive systems of support and professional development for educators across the rural school districts in Tennessee, focusing on identifying, preparing, and supporting effective educators in rural school districts. 

FUNDING FOR THE CENTER FOR RURAL EDUCATION: The Center for Rural Education Executive Committee routinely explores various grant opportunities and funding options for sustaining their programs. 

SUPPORT: The educational clientèle served by the Center for Rural Education include the current and prospective educators (teachers, administrators, specialized instructional service providers) employed by TN rural school districts. The organizations that support these educators across the state, and who have provided commitments to support the establishment of the Center for Rural Education, include the following: