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Recruiting Black, Hispanic Men for Teaching Workforce

CSUF Among 10 Institutions Nationwide Selected for AACTE Initiative


Cal State Fullerton has been selected as one of 10 institutions nationwide to participate in an American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education initiative that focuses on recruiting black and Hispanic males into teacher preparation programs.

The AACTE's first "Networked Improvement Community," known as NIC, is aimed at increasing the diversity of the nation's teacher candidate pool and is part of the organization's Innovation Exchange Initiative. More than 50 AACTE member institutions in 25 states applied to be a part of this NIC, known as "Changing the Demographic Makeup of the Teaching Workforce."

"Being accepted as one of 10 institutions nationally to participate in this initiative speaks volumes for our University's commitment to diversity," said Claire C. Cavallaro, dean of the College of Education.

Education faculty members Pablo Jasis and Janice Myck-Wayne, co-chairs of the College of Education's "Task Force on Just, Equitable and Inclusive Education," provided leadership in developing the campus application to participate in the NIC.