For over a decade, the Teacher Quality and Retention Program (TQRP) has provided high-caliber training and mentoring to aspiring, pre-service and new teachers from publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the country. TQRP provides high-quality, pre-service training, as well as personalized support once teachers enter into the classroom. TQRP offers an intense two-week Summer Institute that convenes three areas of focus (HBCU Males, STEM and New Teachers) to develop sound pedagogy, discuss and demonstrate research-based educational practice, and analyze current educational policy – all with the goal of developing the skills needed to be future teacher leaders.
TQRP Fellows have the opportunity to collaborate with master teachers and TMCF staff to:
- Work toward becoming certified teachers
- Successfully complete their first three years in the classroom
- Acquire support in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to become National Board Certified Teachers when eligible to apply.
- The ultimate goal for these events is for participants to go back to their schools with the latest ideas and strategies that will effectively create change on campus and strengthen the pipeline of graduates entering the workforce.
Teacher Quality and Retention Program (TQRP) Summer Institute
Date: July 14 – July 25, 2019
Location: The Westin Houston, Memorial City, 945 Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77024
For more information, and the application for Summer Institute is available on the Teacher Quality & Retention Program website.