Recruitment in Equity and Diversity in Teaching Program
At Western Kentucky University, the Recruitment in Equity and Diversity in Teaching Program (REDTP) is committed to increasing the number of teachers in Kentucky classrooms through recruitment and retention efforts. The program is dedicated to assisting students who are pursuing teacher education as a major and collaborates with the Kentucky Department of Education and area school districts in bringing resources together. The Coordinator of the Recruitment in Equity and Diversity in Teaching Program encourages all interested persons to explore the various programs within the School of Teacher Education by referring them to view WKU School of Teacher Education’s Become a Teacher webpage.
There are several opportunities offered through the REDTP, which is housed in Gary Ransdell Hall in the Office of Professional Educator Services.
Along with scholarship opportunities, the center provides helpful resources for students such as assistance in preparing for the Praxis state required assessments, résumé writing, interviewing skills, and professional development. The office also serves as a support program for under-represented education students at WKU.
The REDTP plans campus visits for middle and high school students as well as community colleges to speak with students who have an interest in teaching as a career. If you would like to bring a group for a campus visit to learn more about WKU and the teacher education program, or if you would like for someone to come to your school and speak, simply let us know by contacting us using the information to the right.