College of Education & Professional Studies


Future Teacher Program BrochureOUR MISSIONTo increase the retention and graduation of diverse students in the teaching profession and of students seeking licensure in high-demand teaching areas such as: Biology Education, Chemistry Education, Business Education, Mathematics Education, English as a Second Language, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Library Media K-12, and Spanish Education.

OUR GOALTo build a bridge from the dream of teaching to the reality of being equipped to teach. The program's goal is to increase numbers of:1. Minority graduates who are licensed to teach
2. Graduates licensed to teach in STEM disciplines
3. Graduates licensed in subjects with teacher shortages


You are eligible for the program if you are a declared teacher education major who meets at least one of the following criteria:

1. You self-identify as part of underrepresented populations, including but not limited to: race other than caucasian, gender identity or expression, first generation students, students with disabilities, students who are DACA eligible, or students receiving financial assistance.

2. You are a student of any ethnicity seeking licensure in high-demand teaching areas, including:

  • Secondary Science education 
  • Business education
  • English as a second language/bilingual/bicultural 
  • Library media K-12
  • Math education
  • Males in early childhood education
  • Physics education 
  • Spanish education
  • Speech pathology
  • Special education


You will participate in high-impact academic programming and transformational learning experiences aimed at promoting student success, such as:  

  • Live and Learn community: Move-in early and live in the same residence hall as peers in Future Teacher Program & take 2 classes (New Student seminar, and a required course for all education majors) together during the fall semester
  • The Future Teachers Summer Institute: mentoring and involvement in important workshops a week prior to the start of classes 
  • Undergraduate research: Undergraduate research is an inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline
  • Early experiences in schools: hands-on experience in the classroom 
  • Service learning projects: get involved and gain professional experience while completing a volunteer project
  • Study abroad programs: unique opportunity to travel internationally while actively learning
  • Employment and internship opportunities 

Please fill out this quick survey to be considered for application. There are 3 questions that require you to write a few sentences (you do not need to write a full essay)!

Summer 2023 dates are August 27 th - September 1st. In order to participate in FTP, you must be able to move-in by/on August 27 th and be able to participate in all programming during the week of the 27 th to the 1st.

For questions or more information please contact:
College of Education & Professional Studies
(262) 472-1101