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AACTE Seeks Applications for Initiative to Bring More Men of Color to Teaching

AACTE invites member institutions to apply to join a new initiative, Changing the Demographic Makeup of the Teaching Workforce, which will help 10 institutions increase the number of Black and Hispanic men receiving initial teaching certification through their programs.

The initiative will be AACTE’s first “networked improvement community” (NIC). NICs use the principles of improvement science to analyze a problem and design innovations. They leverage the community of participants to test and refine those interventions in a variety of contexts and to distribute those interventions broadly. AACTE’s NIC will focus on areas for intervention such as recruitment strategies, equity-based admissions policies, incentives to pursue a career in teaching, and others identified by NIC members.

Is your institution located in or serving a diverse community—for example, one with a larger percentage of Black and Hispanic males than are enrolled in your program? Would you be willing to engage in improvement science methodology and to commit to conducting research on pilot approaches developed by the NIC? If so, your institution may be an ideal participant in AACTE’s initiative.

The application deadline has been extended to February 3.Click here to apply for your program to be considered for this exciting opportunity!


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Aimee Hall

Marketing Manager, AACTE

Comments (7)

  • Valerie Middleton

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    I am the Secondary Education Coordinator at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and we are housed in a diverse community and are not doing a great job at pulling in males of color to any of our education programs.

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  • Valerie Middleton

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    To complete my comment, I wanted to add that this initiative is a great opportunity to bring males of color in our programs.

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  • Aimee Hall

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    Valerie – we would love to consider your institution for participation! Please let us know if you have any questions about the application.

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  • Chris White

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    I am the director of the Jacksonville Teacher Residency program in Duval County. We are working with a consulting group called Urban Teachers Residency United (UTRU) to design and hopefully launch our residency program in the Fall. Our partner university is UNF. Our target recruits are those with STEM backgrounds with a focus on recruiting a diverse population so that we may better serve our high population of African American students in high-needs schools in Jacksonville. It sounds like working together would be a good opportunity for us both. Would it be preferable for me or the program director that I am working with in partnership at UNF to apply?

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  • Aimee

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    Chris,

    It sounds like you’re doing great work in Jacksonville! Your university partner would need to apply, since only member institutions are eligible to participate in this particular program. Thanks for your question!

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  • Monica

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    Is the application process closed?

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  • Aimee

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    Monica – yes, it has closed. Stay tuned though! We’ll be rolling out lots of new programs in the next year and there might be another exciting opportunity.

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