1/30 Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) Info Session

Learn more about the Institute for Recruitment of TeacheScreen Shot 2013-01-27 at 8.08.04 PMrs (IRT) this Wedneday!

The Phillips Academy IRT addresses the lack of diversity in the nation’s teaching faculties by recruiting outstanding students of color and other scholars committed to diversity, counseling them through the graduate school application process, and advocating for sufficient funding for advanced study.  Since 1990, the IRT has built a national consortium of colleges and universities that are eager to enroll IRT students to diversify their graduate student bodies and to expand the pipeline of educators to teach, counsel, and administrate in American schools, colleges, and universities.  IRT urges its students to earn their advanced degrees and teaching credentials before they launch their educational careers.

Malissa Brennan from the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) is coming to Villanova on Wednesday, January 30th.  She will hold an information session about the IRT at 5:30 p.m. in the Bryn Mawr room.  In the morning on Thursday, January 31st she will also hold interviews for students who are interested in applying to the program.

Students should RSVP to Brighid Dwyer (brighid.dwyer@villanova.edu) if they plan to attend the session.

Here are the eligibility criteria:
Intern Summer Workshop:

  •  Applicants must be rising or graduating college seniors.

Associate Program:

  • Applicants must be rising college seniors, college graduates, or currently or previously enrolled in a Master’s degree program.

ALL Applicants Must:

  • For undergraduates, have earned a grade point average of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale); and for graduate students, have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Have an undergraduate or Master’s degree major in mathematics, social sciences, humanities, education or computer science;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to eradicating racial disparities in education;
  • Demonstrate an interest in serving as a positive role model to youth;
  • Submit a complete application by April 1.

For more information about the program: http://www.andover.edu/summersessionoutreach/ifroteachers/pages/default.aspx


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