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
Website Forms for Students Interested in Teaching
Work with your IT Division to create buttons and forms on your websites that allow you to identify people who are interested in teaching at the undergraduate level (especially for campuses that do not have undergrad programs within their College of Education).
Encourage faculty and/or staff to staff a table once per month at various locations across campus to distribute information about becoming a teacher and the resources your campus offers to support future teachers.
CSULA invites students, faculty, staff, and community partners to "socials" where the Dean welcomes them. We try to build morale and then eventually have the students network. We also use this time to recruit students.