Recruitment, Employment, Retention and the Minority Teacher Shortage"
In this important 2019 study, authors Richard Ingersoll, Henry May, and Gregory Collins examine recruitment, employment, and retention patterns of white and non-white teachers. From the abstract:
"...[T]he data suggest that widespread efforts over the past several decades to recruit more minority teachers and employ them in disadvantaged schools have been very successful. But, these efforts have also been undermined because minority teachers have significantly higher turnover than… Read more
Scholarships for Special Education Students
According to a Cal Poly Pomona website, "The College of Education & Integrative Studies (CEIS) has received a $1.1 million federal grant to help alleviate the shortage of special education teachers in Southern California.
The U.S. Department of Education grant will offer full-tuition scholarships for new post-baccalaureate students wishing to pursue their first teaching credential in moderate/severe special… Read more
Residential Program for Latino Males
CSU San Marcos offers a 4 -5 day residential program for high school and community college Latino males interested in the teaching profession. Some of the participants are recruited from AVID classes. Information about teaching profession is translated into Spanish for parents of participants.
Diversifying Teaching and Teacher Education: Beyond Rhetoric and Toward Real Change
The author of this article, Marcelle Haddix, supports efforts to recruit teachers of color into teacher education, but she argues that these efforts will fail if (a) teacher preparation programs ignore their unique voices and experiences, and (b) if nothing is done to change the current PK-12 system--if, she writes, "...teachers of color come into a system that has historically failed them."
Citation: Haddix, M. M. (2017). Diversifying Teaching and Teacher Education: Beyond Rhetoric… Read more
Promising Practices to Recruit and Retain Male Teachers of Color (AACTE)
This 2019 report from an AACTE Network Improvement Committee is an invaluable resource for CSU teacher educators. Among the report's key topic are:
- Why a diverse teacher workforce is important
- Promising practices in the areas of recruitment and retention of male teachers of color
- Barriers and challenges to systemic change
Collaboration and Partnerships
TRP/MSTI collaborates with on and off campus programs, organizations and departments that build upon and enhance resources in support of teacher candidates. These relationships include school districts, County Offices of Education, University Outreach Services, Student Leadership Program, Career Services, Next Generation of Educators, Mini-Corps, Math Grants, Great Valley Writing Project, Student Educator Program, Student Support Services, STEM Vista, Financial Aid and the Student… Read more
Financial Aid Advising
The MSTI Director and Teacher Outreach Ambassadors hosted information sessions and disseminated information on financial aid incentives such as TEACH Grants, Cal Grants, Pell Grants, State University Grants, Middle Class Scholarships, student loans, on-and off-campus scholarships and federal loan forgiveness program for teachers. The MSTI Director provided one-on-one financial aid advising and support, and worked closely with the campus Financial Aid office to increase TEACH Grant… Read more
Conferences, Workshops and Professional Development
TRRP/MSTI planned and hosted professional development conferences and events designed to support both pre-service and in-service teachers. Over 1,650 K-12 teachers and future teachers attended the annual Student to Teacher Conference, Teacher Job Fair, Educational Technology Conference (ETC!), California Teachers Summit and Math Teacher Meet and Greet. Both pre-service teachers and in-service teachers were eligible to earn Continuing Education Units for their participation in the… Read more