NCTR’s Black Educators Initiative (BEI) is making a significant impact on recruiting and preparing teachers of color in teacher residency programs as NCTR reports the highest ever percentage of teacher residents of color enrolled at 69%.
For the 2022-2023 academic year, NCTR surveyed 739 teacher residents, 438 graduates, 721 mentor teachers, 274 principals who hosted teacher residents, and 225 principals who have recently hired graduates for over 30 NCTR Network programs.
Christian Watkins is a teacher resident at the Memphis Teacher Residency. This photo was taken at Dunbar Elementary School.
teacher residents recruited & prepared by NCTR Network teacher residency programs
of teacher residents identify as a person of color
of mentor teachers identify as a person of color
of graduates return to teach for a third year
students being taught by graduates of a NCTR Network teacher residency program
*Data points collected from the 2022-2023 academic year
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