Our nation has an urgent and pressing challenge: Black students who have just one Black teacher are more likely to graduate from high school and consider going to college, yet, just 7 percent of teachers are Black. As the nation’s students become more diverse, teacher residencies are best able to prepare the next generation of teachers.

Clarkson’s Master of Arts in Teaching full-year residency program supports Black teacher candidates with Black Educator Initiative scholarships, mentoring, living stipends (between $1,000-$3,000 based on eligibility), and affinity groups. Grant recipients also earn the title of Fellow in the Black Educators Initiative program.

Interested in learning more about the Black Educators Initiative at Clarkson? Please email graduate@clarkson.edu.

CTA Block