The Community Teacher Equity Development (CTED) program is a grow-your-own program that works to dismantle barriers that limit the access that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color have to teacher development programs by creating strong pathways that support their ability to become teachers of record and remain in K-12 classrooms.
5 Questions about CTED
- Who are we looking for?
We are looking for community members, paraeducators, parents, substitute teachers, and school staff who are interested in becoming certified teachers
- What is our mission?
We want to dismantle inequitable barriers that limit access to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), have to teacher education program by creating strong pathways that support their ability to become teachers of record and remain in K-12 classrooms
- When can people apply?
Our recruitment cycle for Cohort 3 will begin in February 2023 and will have several deadlines that will range from March through June
- Where will CTED be focused?
Our current research practice partnerships are with Aldine ISD, Alief ISD, Houston ISD, and Houston Federation of Teachers. Each district has a unique teacher recruitment focus that meets the needs of their community
- Why is this program different?
Our goal is to advance equity in the teacher development and school systems by nursing culturally responsive and equity-focused educators who:
A. Effectively teach and reach K-12 students
B. Engage and partner with parents and families
C. Are interested in local school communities with the goal of remaining in the profession
Are you interested in applying?
Here are some things to consider:
- CTED GYO – Alternative Certification Program (ACP): for working professionals who already have a Bachelor’s Degree and want to be a teacher
- CTED GYO – Undergraduate Residency Program: a partnership with the University of Houston where you can get your Bachelor’s of Science in Teaching and Learning in 15 months
Final things to consider:
- CTED currently places teachers in Alief, Aldine, HISD, and the Houston Federation of Teachers
- You must have a 2.5 GPA to apply to either program. For the ACP you must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. For the undergraduate residency program you must have at least 60 credit hours completed
- CTED will be accepting applications from February through July 2023, but deadlines may vary by district. Please check your district’s information in the linktree