April 23, 2020
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The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) addresses the lack of diversity in the nation's teaching faculty (both at the college level and K-12 schools) by recruiting outstanding students committed to diversity, counseling them through the graduate school application process and advocating for sufficient funding for graduate school.
This is an amazing program — they pay you to help you apply to graduate school.
IRT seeks applicants who:
• are seriously considering a career as at teacher, counselor, administrator, or professor at the K-12 or university level.
• are college juniors, seniors or graduates
• have an undergraduate major in humanities, social sciences, math, education or computer science
• have earned at least a 3.0 GPA
You do not need to be a student of color to apply. You do need to talk about how you will work to include diversity topics into your teaching/advising.
IRT has 2 programs: the Summer Intern Program and the Associate Program.
The Summer Interns spend a 4-week PAID residential program at Phillips Academy in July. The IRT faculty engage the students in a graduate-level curriculum of critical, cultural and education theory. They help them choose graduate programs (from a list of over 40 of the TOP graduate programs in the country - from Harvard, to Yale to Duke, Cornell and Michigan, etc, etc,) The students will meet the deans of these programs on the final weekend of the program. They assist them in fine-tuning statements of purpose, resumes and writing samples. Additionally they provide fee waivers for up to 10 of their applications (saving of over $1,000).
In the Associate Program, you only visit Andover for the weekend when you will meet with the deans of the top grad programs in the country. (This option is good for students who may already have a summer job and can't come to Andover for 4 weeks). You also receive all the advising mentioned above.
This is a GREAT program that has been working to create a better pipeline of advisers/teachers/professors concerned with issues of diversity.
Monday, February 4, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Peirce Hall, Leach Dining Room
201 College Park St, Gambier, OH 43022