This is the third year (2021-2022) of a three-year Touhey Family Fellows Program which has brought together a diverse group of undergraduates, graduate student mentors, faculty, staff, and local educational and mental health professionals to focus on issues of equity and representation in these fields. The goal of this program is to provide multiple pathways to address the lack of educator diversity.
The Great Dane Teacher Pathway (GDTP), allows students interested in becoming a teacher to pursue a combined bachelor’s/master’s program leading to teacher certification in New York State. Students will save both time and money toward their end goal of becoming a teacher. Competitive awards are available to incoming freshmen who complete the Early Action application by Dec. 1 and are interested in pursuing the GDTP.
The School of Education is serving as the host for Questar III’s new Future Teacher program. This program, now entering its second year, provides high school seniors from diverse backgrounds throughout the QUESTAR III region the opportunity to learn more about the role of being a teacher, pursue college credit from UAlbany in the area of education, and attend class on the UAlbany campus.
Experience a collaboratively designed summit for the community exploring experiences in education and motivations for careers and advocacy in education. Sessions include understanding the history of diverse educators, messages from local students comprising a special BIPOC council of youth and educators of color, and interactive opportunities to share and celebrate advances and envision transformation. Keynote from Dr. Baron R. Davis, superintendent of Richland School District Two in Columbia, SC.
May 7, 2022, 10am-4pm
A School of Ed Project Looks to Improve Outcomes for Children and Youth of Color
A collaboration between NYSUT, UUP and the UAlbany School of Education led to a June 3, 2020, panel discussion featuring Touhey Family Fellows Program mentors and moderated by faculty director Dr. Tammy Ellis-Robinson. The panelists discussed their educational goals and professional plans with local high school students and community members to recruit future students to UAlbany. This well-attended and interactive panel set the stage for future educational pathways for students in the Capital Region.
The School of Education offers a number of scholarships within and across academic departments to provide financial support. These scholarships are made possible by generous donors–alumni, faculty, staff, and friends–who are committed to our School and the success of our students. The list of scholarships includes those designated for students with a variety of study or career interests, and racial, cultural or socioeconomic backgrounds.