BECOME THE TEACHER YOU WISH YOU HAD.

When Black students have Black teachers who reflect their experiences and worldviews, they do better in school, but most spend 13 years of public school without a single Black teacher. 

We seek talented Black men and women—from high schoolers and college students to career changers—to join us in rebuilding the national Black teacher pipeline to ensure more Black students reach their full potential. 

Explore our teaching pathways.

TEACHING ACADEMY

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.

After a successful pilot in 2021-2022, we are planning to expand the Teaching Academy to partner with high schools across the country.

 

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FREEDOM SCHOOLS LITERACY ACADEMY

Our flagship model of intergenerational programming to rebuild the national Black teacher pipeline.

High school students and college students: explore teaching careers. Teachers: mentor the next generation of educator-activists. Families: see how your young scholars can make leaps in reading and writing with Black teacher apprentices.

All FSLA participants are eligible for the Center’s Black Teacher Pipeline Fellowship that provides academic support, professional coaching, college scholarships and retention bonuses.

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BLACK TEACHER PIPELINE FELLOWSHIP

The Center’s last-dollar scholarships for education majors and stipends during the first years of teaching administered by the United Negro College Fund.

To be eligible, applicants must have participated or been accepted into one of the Center’s Teaching Pathways programs.

 

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PATHWAYS FOR CAREER CHANGERS

Some hear a call to teach when they are students themselves. Others after they’ve set on another career.

It’s never too late to explore a teaching profession. The Center is here to help. Get inspired; attend our annual Black Men in Education Convening. Check out our resources and partner programs: 

 

CITY TEACHING ALLIANCE

City Teaching Alliance, formerly Urban Teachers, prepares, certifies and supports new educators to be highly effective so they can provide high-quality education for children by offering a master’s degree, coaching, mentoring, and job placement.
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NATIONAL CENTER FOR TEACHER RESIDENCIES

National Center for Teacher Residencies is the only organization in the country dedicated to developing, launching, supporting, and accelerating the impact of teacher residency programs.
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RELAY TEACHING RESIDENCY

Relay’s Teaching Residency provides aspiring teachers with a gradual introduction to teaching through mentorship and state-certification support as well as job-placement support services.
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TEACH FOR AMERICA

Teach For America finds, develops, and supports equity-oriented leaders–individually and in teams–so they can transform education and expand opportunity with children, starting in the classroom.
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TEACHPHL

Whether you’re just beginning your career in education or exploring new opportunities in Philly schools, TeachPHL can help get you started.
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WE APPLAUD FUTURE BLACK TEACHER-ACTIVISTS

JACOB

RAMIER

MELISSA

ORIANA

JACOB

TATIANA

CHARISMA

JAIONA

AISHA

HORACE

CHRISTIAN

TRYSTAN

TYRIN

YACUB

BRIANA

AREMONI

CASSANDRA

NOEL

TARIK

FEVEN

TRE

BLAKE

MAKIAH

SHAYNA

NANCY

SEVEN

MICHAEL

ZAKIYYAH