Improving Black Male Teacher Training

Jackson State University

A New Generation of Black Teachers

Having teachers of color leading classrooms has a very positive effect on the esteem of students of color. Teachers of color, however, face obstacles in their profession that sometimes make it difficult to be successful. We partnered with Jackson State University to understand some of the barriers faced by Black male teachers in the education workforce. We convened a group of experts to gather their thoughts and experiences as educators, and to get their input on the development of additional courses to support Black male college students studying to become teachers.

Having a teacher who looks like you makes a world of difference.