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Initiative Seeks Minority Male Teachers

Black Male Teachers Wanted
November 22, 2019

Looking for Black Male Teachers

A new scholarship program at Alabama A&M University aims to encourage more minority males in the state of Alabama to consider the teaching profession.  The program is coordinated by the College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences and its Department of Teacher Education and Leadership.

The Males for Alabama Education (M.AL.E.) Initiative will: (1) recruit intensively undergraduate and graduate male students who express an interest in teaching students within Alabama's public P-12 schools; 2) Provide up to two years of tuition assistance for undergraduate juniors and seniors and up to two (2) years of tuition assistance for graduate students; (3) Provide funding and test preparation supports to complete assessments needed to meet state certification requirements (Praxis I Core, Praxis II content and EdTPA); (4) Provide mentorship and build collegiality through a student cohort system beyond  certification completion; and (5) Provide pre-post job embedded professional and personal development opportunities for M.AL.E students.

For each year of student participation in the M.AL.E. initiative, participants will be required to provide two (2) years of service within a public Alabama P-12 school. 

For more information, contact Dr. Samantha Strachan at or call (256) 372-4087.