Program benefit: Will provide a pathway for diversifying the teacher workforce in our local communities, focusing especially on those individuals from underserved, socio-economically disadvantaged, and educationally at-risk communities
Mission focus: Teachers for Tomorrow and similar K-12 teaching-specific academic programs help increase access, knowledge and enthusiasm for the Virginia licensed teaching profession. Students from TFT can join our Leading Educators Access Program (LEAP) to continue engaging with professional development opportunities from Day 1 in their undergraduate program.
Partners: Teachers for Tomorrow (TFT) teachers and districts
Program benefit: $1,000 scholarship for first year in B.S. Ed. program
Audience: English Language, Multilingual K-12 student and community engagement
Mission focus: Develop specific multilingual resources to meet partner needs, engage communities and families to celebrate multilingual students, provide support for EL classrooms, and increase Latinx and multilingual/EL student enrollment at VCU.
Partners: Dinwiddie County Public Schools (Dinwiddie High School), Henrico County Public Schools (J.R. Tucker High School), Richmond Public Schools (Thomas C. Boushall Middle School and Lucille Brown Middle School), Petersburg City Public Schools (Vernon Johns Middle School)
Program benefit: Federal Work Study eligible students at VCU are able to volunteer and gain professional experience in our K-12 school districts by leveraging their creativity and personal experience to benefit the success of other multilingual students in Region 1 K-12 schools. Learn more about the program here.
Audience: Adult learners looking for a career change and who want to give back to their communities, military connected, etc.
Mission focus: Increase future Virginia licensed teachers
Partners: Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) / School Districts
Program benefit: Provides the fastest route to teacher licensure for prospective teachers who come from other careers, program focus on equity and social justice, program design to meet the needs of urban and high needs schools, class schedule designed for working professionals.