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Minority Teacher Recruitment Center
At Western Kentucky University, the Minority Teacher Recruitment Center (MTRC) is committed to creating racially and culturally heterogeneous school districts by increasing the number of minority teachers in Kentucky classrooms. The MTRC is dedicated to assisting minority students who are pursuing teacher education as a major and is a cooperative effort bringing together the resources of the Kentucky Department of Education and area school districts. The Coordinator of the Minority Teacher Recruitment Center encourages all interested persons to explore the possibilities of the various programs.
There are several opportunities offered through the MTRC, which is housed in the Office of Teacher Services. The Minority Educator Recruitment and Retention Scholarship program is available to full-time students from Kentucky with a 2.75 cumulative GPA or better pursing initial certification at Western Kentucky University. A complete list of scholarship eligibility requirements, as well as the scholarship application, is available in the links section on the right of this page.
Along with scholarship opportunities, the center provides workshops for students such as PPST (Praxis I) and Praxis II prep, résumé writing and interview skills and professional development. The office also serves as a support center for minority education students at WKU.
The MTRC also plans campus visits and recruits middle and high school students who have shown an interest in teacher education. 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.
For more information on the Minority Teacher Recruitment Center, please contact:
Mrs. Denise Hardesty
Gary A. Ransdell Hall 2053
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