The UTeach Institute is partnering with the National Math and Science Initiative and UNCF to support a planning grant for eleven Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This collaboration will support the institutions in evaluating their current STEM teacher preparation pathway and assessing the potential for implementation of the UTeach program model on their respective campuses.
HBCUs play a critical role in meeting the goals of diversifying STEM teacher production. HBCUs are defined as institutions established prior to 1964 that served the primary purpose of educating African Americans. Through their rich tradition and history, HBCUs continue to meet the needs of first-generation college students and foster a climate of success for the 300,000 students that attend their campuses annually, 80% of those being African American. HBCUs comprise just three percent of colleges and universities, but produce 24% of African American students with bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields and provide one-fourth of the bachelor’s degrees in education awarded to African Americans.
Claflin University Orangeburg, South Carolina
Clark Atlanta University Atlanta, Georgia
Morgan State University Baltimore, Maryland
Norfolk State University Norfolk, Virginia
North Carolina A&T University Greensboro, North Carolina
Prairie View A&M University Prairie View, Texas
Spelman College Atlanta, Georgia
Talladega College Talladega, Alabama
Tougaloo College Touglaoo, Mississippi
Virginia State University Ettrick, Virginia
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