FAMU Education Students Selected as Thurgood Marshall Fellows

FAMU College of Education students Tiyana Herring, De’Keria Hunter, Tanelia Walton and recent graduate Jenay Gurdon have been selected as 2018 Thurgood Marshall College Fund Teacher Quality and Retention Program Fellows. The TQRP provides high-caliber training and mentoring to aspiring, pre-service and new teachers from publicly supported historically Black colleges and universities across the country.

This robust, research-based program provides high-quality, pre-service training and personalized support once teachers enter the classroom, and an intense two-week summer institute that convenes in Houston, Texas, 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.