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 (based on eligibility), mentoring, living stipends (between $3,000-$5,000 based on eligibility), affinity groups, emergency funds (to help with certification exams, an interview suit, car repairs…), and tutors. Grant recipients also earn the title of Fellow in the Black Educator Initiative program.
Participants have the option to participate in the Income Shared Agreement which would allow successful candidates to defer up to $12,000 in tuition and cost of living expenses until they are employed as a teacher. Additional information regarding the Income Shared Agreement for black educator candidates may be obtained by contacting Kristie Schohn at email@example.com.
Interested in learning more about the Black Educators Initiative at Clarkson? Interested in learning more about CR-ITI at Clarkson? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.