HBCUTeach Initiative

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HBCUs play a critical role in meeting the goals of diversifying STEM teacher production.

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.


Participating HBCUs: 

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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