TEACHER QUALITY & RETENTION PROGRAM (TQRP)
The Need for TQRPLess than 2% of Public School Teachers are African American males. 
- TQRP provides a forum for aspiring African American male educators to learn from, support and share experiences with peers and experienced faculty.
- Only 8% of all teachers with three or fewer years of experience are black
- TQRP recruits STEM majors and provides training and support to increase the population of minority STEM teachers in high-need schools.
- TQRP offers professional development and support for TMCF member-school students and alumni, beginning with their pre-service training and continuing until their third year in the field.
1. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, Policy and Program Studies Service, The State of Racial Diversity in the Educator Workforce, Washington, D.C. 2016. https://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/highered/racial-diversity/state-racial-diversity-workforce.pdf
2. Loeb, S., & Reininger, M. (2004). Public policy and teacher labor markets: What we know and why it matters. The Education Policy Center at Michigan State University.
3. Ingersoll, R.M. (2007). CPRE Policy Briefs: Misdiagnosing the teacher quality problem. Philadelphia: Consortium on Policy Research in Education.