Launched in April 2019, the Teacher Diversification Pilot Program is a state-funded pilot grant program that provides approximately $2 million in competitive funding to support local school and district efforts to strengthen and diversify existing teacher recruitment and retention programs.
The pilot program provides tuition assistance to support enrollment into an approved-educator preparation program and MTEL preparation and examination vouchers to:
Schools and districts may also use grant funds to enhance teacher recruitment and retention efforts. Specifically, the pilot program supports:
In an effort to increase effective teacher recruitment and retention, participating pilot schools and districts will be required to review school and district policies and procedures. Pilot schools and districts will also be required to identify the cultural proficiency training needs for district and building leadership, including hiring managers, teachers, and principals. Talent diversification strategies will be developed by pilot districts and schools through their participation in the Teacher Diversification Professional Learning Community.
The FY2022 Teacher Diversification Pilot Program RFP is posted. Please send an email to CSI@mass.gov for more information.
Last Updated: June 16, 2021
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