Mentoring the Next Generation of Male and Hispanic or African American Teachers

Through CSUF's Center for Careers in Teaching, the College of Education has made training a new generation of male and Hispanic and African American teachers a priority this coming year with a program called GiFT, short for Growing Future Teachers.

Studies show that teachers are most likely to leave the profession in their first five years on the job. A 2015 report from the U.S. Department of Education found that 10 percent of new teachers quit after their first year, and 17 percent quit in the first five years.

Through the GiFT’s mentor system, it is the center's hope that this training will give the next generation of male and Hispanic or African American teachers a support network that will keep them in their classrooms for the long haul. Continue reading in the Orange County Register.

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