College of Education & Professional Studies


Future Teacher Program Brochure


To 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.


To 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:  

  • 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 

Summer 2022 dates are August 28th- September 2nd.  In order to participate in FTP, you must be able to move-in on August 28th, and participate in all programming from the 28th-2ndIf you are interested in learning more about the program, please email us at

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