‘Marathon Teaching Institute’ At NCCU Looks To Meet The Nation’s Need For Black Male Teachers

A new teaching program at North Carolina Central University is looking to meet the need that our nation has for male Black teachers! Get the full story from Laura Brache at The State below.

Chester Crowder is a senior elementary education major at N.C. Central University. The Raleigh N.C. native is in the NCCU Marathon Teaching Institute’s first cohort and received a generous $25,000 scholarship towards his education. Laura Brache

Growing up in Wake County, it wasn’t until high school that Chester Crowder had a Black male teacher. Garner High is a Title 1 school, meaning it has enough low-income students to qualify for federal aid, and most of its student body is Black. “That was my first time having an African American (teacher) that wasn’t a coach,” Crowder said.

Having that kind of role model earlier would have helped with his academic development, he said. “I feel like everything would’ve been different,” he said. “Especially the way I learned in class and the way I enjoyed education would’ve been different.”

“That’s why I’m here,” said Crowder, a senior transfer student now majoring in elementary education at N.C. Central University. “That’s why.” He’s talking about the School of Education’s new Marathon Teaching Institute, which is trying to increase minority male representation in education, especially among Black men. N.C. Central is one of North Carolina’s 10 historically Black universities and one of five HBCUs funded by the state. According to a recent U.S. Department of Education report, African-American men make up only about 2% of the nation’s public school educators.

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