The Teaching Academy is a year-round high school Career & Technical Education (CTE) course for Black students interested in teaching. Our LeCount-Catto Curriculum, which is based in Black pedagogy and historical frameworks, helps students make the connection between teaching and activism.
Teaching Academy is centered around a mentorship model that provides high school students with a full semester of targeted instructional coaching and professional development designed to prepare them to serve as teaching assistants and instructors in mentor classrooms.
The Center partners with higher education institutions to provide college credits through dual enrollment so that students can graduate high school with an associate’s degree in education and certification as an educational paraprofessional. The Center also assists schools with implementing the dual enrollment programming by providing guidance on course content and equivalency.
All Teaching Academy students are eligible for the Center’s Black Teacher Pipeline Fellowship that provides academic support, professional coaching, college scholarships and retention bonuses.