Black Male Teachers College

Interested in Joining the Fall 2021 Virtual Session?

The seven-week program runs from Oct. 9 - Nov. 20, 2021.

  • Program Orientation: Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021
  • Application Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021 [Please try to apply before the orientation]
  • Awards Program: November 20, 2021

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The Black Male Teachers College is a program for high school students in all grades interested in or plan to become a teacher.

Black male high school students who have not considered becoming a teacher but are willing to learn more should apply to participate in the program. The Black Male Teachers College will be held on the campus of Bowie State University to provide students with an opportunity to experience college life. The program will also provide young men with knowledge and experiences to understand what it is like to be a Black male college student, education major, and teacher. The students will be mentored by Black college professors, college students, and Black male teachers and leaders. The students will also get the opportunity to meet, interact, and network with other Black male students and Black male teachers and leaders throughout the state of Maryland and around the country.

During the school year, Black male high school students will participate in workshops, programs, activities, and field trips in and out of state. Most of the workshops and activities will take place from 10 am to 12 noon on Saturdays. A small number of special programs or activities will be held in the evenings during the weekday. This year, due to COVID 19, the program will be virtual, and there will be no opportunities to engage on campus and participate in field trips.

The workshops, programs, and activities will focus on strategies to help the young men succeed in high school and college, what it means to be Black, a man, and a male teacher, explore and examine Black history and culture, college preparation (e.g., finding scholarships, applying for college and financial aid), career preparation (e.g., creating/refining resumes and cover letters), financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. There will be free giveaways provided to the student participants.

The Black Male Teachers College will operate during the 2020-2021 school year. This Fall, the program activities will run from October to November, culminating in an awards program for the students and their families in November to commemorate their participation in the program and celebrate their accomplishments in and out of the classroom.