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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

Populations:
Special Education
Types of Resource:
Financial assistance
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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. 

Populations:
High School, Community College, Students of color
Types of Resource:
Special events
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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

Populations:
Students of color
Types of Resource:
Research Report
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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

 

Populations:
Paraprofessionals, Students of color
Types of Resource:
Advising and mentoring, Financial assistance, Test prep assistance, Research Report
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Work with SCTA Chapters

​Most campuses have active SCTA (Students California Teachers Assn) chapters. They often invite members and teaching prospects to informal meetings. We suggest that you meet with local SCTA leaders and discuss ways to work together.  Ask if they would allow EduCorps staff to make a presentation at a SCTA meeting where flyers could be distributed.

Populations:
Community College, Undergraduate, Credential Student
Types of Resource:
SCTA and other clubs
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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).

Populations:
High School, Community College, Undergraduate
Types of Resource:
Social media, Applications, surveys, etc.
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Campus Tabling

​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.

Populations:
Undergraduate
Types of Resource:
Advising and mentoring, Advertising, Recruitment fairs
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College Social

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.

Populations:
Undergraduate
Types of Resource:
Special events, Promotion by non-ed faculty
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