Advance educational equity

The K-12 schools in the United States are facing a critical shortage of teachers. A recent report indicated that there were more than 1,800 Florida graduates trained to teach in elementary schools. However, teacher-preparation programs were producing only 67 percent of the graduates needed in elementary education.

Our pipeline program will provide opportunities for students to come to the University of Miami after two years of community college to complete the Professional Training Option program, and then be placed in a Florida school system as teachers. We will also build on our existing collaboration with school systems and postsecondary institutions across the country to reestablish education as the primary driver of social mobility in the U.S. and globally. This will enable us to serve as a model for how to expand educational opportunities for children from diverse communities across the country and around the world.


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To support the School of Education and Human Development’s goal to realize brighter opportunities for a more equitable world, please contribute to the University of Miami’s campaign for a brighter tomorrow.

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To learn more, contact Angie Gonzalez-Kurver, development, School of Education and Human Development, 305-284-5034.