Pre-to-3: Young black men explore a pathway to early-childhood education

by Linda Jacobson - Education Dive
Eric Horsley didn’t come from a family of educators, and he was the first in his family to walk across the stage to receive his high school diploma. But it hasn’t taken him long to pick up the language of the teaching profession.

Summer Bridge Program Cultivates Future Male Minority Elementary School Teachers

by Wyatt Samuelson - CSUN
There was a simple question asked to the room of eager students and mentors: “May I teach?”

The audience answered confidently: “Teach on.”

MenTeach E-News - June 2018

MenTeach E-News
June 2018

1) Scholarships for Minority Males in California
2) Helping a young children deal with fear of men teachers
3) A Class Debates the Importance of Having Male Teachers
4) Louisiana superintendent: More male teachers needed in classrooms
5) Report from the “KNIGHTS OF THE KIDS’ TABLE” Men in Early Childhood Education conference in Winnipeg, Canada
6) Community College to become new home for Troops to Teachers program in Florida
7) CSUN Accelerated Teacher Program Alum Wants to Serve as Role Model for Male Students

Next up for men of color? A place at the front of the classroom.

by Story Hinckley Staff writer - Christian Science Monitor
Principal Damon Smith remembers a time when his students at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Massachusetts had a black principal, black assistant principal, black mayor, black governor, and black president – all at the same time. But he sees a need for black men to push open the door to the next frontier: the kindergarten classroom.

"We need more practitioners of color, particularly black male teachers, in our classes K-12." he explains in his office on a recent afternoon. "President Obama is just a step. It shows you what is possible,"

Southern University in Louisiana participates in initiative to increase qualified minority male teachers

The School of Education at Southern University is one of four teacher education programs across the country selected to participate in the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) Project Pipeline Repair (Project PR):  Restoring Minority Male Participation and Persistence in Teacher Education.  The purpose of the project is to recruit minority males in the 11th grade that have a keen interest in becoming a teacher.
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