Using a Non-traditional Scheduled Program to Meet a Community Need for African American Male Teachers

  • Chukwunyere E. Okezie Marygrove Griots
  • E. Harden Graves Marygrove Griots
Keywords: Higher Education, African American Teachers, Teacher Preparation


Public schools in America's urban areas report an urgent need for African American male teachers because of the positive impact they have as role models for students; the need in Detroit is especially acute. In response, Marygrove College, in partnership with the Detroit Public Schools, has designed an innovative program called "Marygrove Griots" that prepares mid-career African American men from other professions to become teachers.