Teaching & Learning
Tennessee State University
Nashville, Tennessee

Retaining African American Pre-Service Teachers in Teacher Education: A Comparative Study of a PWI and an HBCU

The dismal statistics of the number of African American teachers in U. S. Public schools supports the need for Teacher Preparation Program to implement activities designed to retain pre-service teachers of color to assist in decreasing the gap of students of color and teachers of color. The purpose of this presentation is to share data on strategies and outcomes of a Retention Program implemented at a PWI and an HBCU to retain African American pre-service teachers in Teacher Education. The results indicate that retention efforts for African American pre-service teachers can vary based on the type of institution.

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