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Resources for Future Black Educators

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A diverse teaching workforce improves education for all students. 



If you're thinking about becoming a teacher in South Carolina, check out these resources for future Black educators.
Students benefit from having teachers who share their racial identity, from higher math and reading scores to increased college attendance and graduation.
  • 6%

    of U.S. teachers identify as Black

  • 31%

    of South Carolina students identify as Black

  • 16%

    of South Carolina teachers identify as Black

  • 2%

    of U.S. teachers are Black males

Join a Community of Educators

Join a community of dedicated South Carolina educators on your path to teaching.
  • Recruitment and Retention of Minority Teachers

    Recruitment and Retention of Minority Teachers

    The South Carolina Program for the Recruitment and Retention of Minority Teachers seeks to promote teaching as a career choice by publicizing the many career opportunities and benefits in the field of education in the state of South Carolina. The mission of the program is to increase the pool of teachers in South Carolina by making education accessible to non-traditional students.

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  • Call me Mister

    Call Me MISTER

    The mission of the Call Me MISTER® Initiative is to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader, more diverse background, particularly among the state's lowest-performing elementary schools.

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    South Carolina Alliance of Black School Educators (SCABSE)

    The mission of the South Carolina Alliance of Black School Educators (SCABSE) is to ensure a high-quality education for all children, particularly African-American children, by establishing coalitions, providing forums, facilitating the placement of African-American professionals and influencing public policy.

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  • Men of CHS Teach

    Men of CHS Teach

    Men of CHS is an alternative certification pathway for non-degree seekers which grants a South Carolina teaching certification to candidates specifically in Early Childhood or Elementary Education. This teaching certification pathway is free and aims to recruit and retain diverse male teacher candidates.

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  • South Carolina Center for the Recruitment

    South Carolina Center for the Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Educators

    The purpose of the SC Center of Excellence for the Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Educators is to research, design, and implement the best strategies for the recruiting and retaining teachers of color at preservice and in-service levels in South Carolina. 

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Explore Tailored Academic Programs

South Carolina is home to several high-quality and specialty teaching programs focused on diversifying the teacher workforce. Check out some options below!



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Get the financial support you need to become a teacher. Whether you're in high school, college, or graduate school, there are plenty of funding opportunities in South Carolina. 


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