The lack of minority men teaching in the classroom is a growing problem nationwide. IU South Bend is hoping to change that locally though.
The university’s vision is to help minority male students pursue teaching and then place them. The goal is for the future educators to be an example to the students who may have never seen a teacher that looks like them.
“We need more minority teachers, we need more African American teachers,” said Dr. Carole Schmidt, Superintendent of the South Bend School Corporation.