Opportunity for Students Interested in Graduate School – Institute for Recruitment of Teachers

The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) addresses the lack of diversity in the nation’s teaching faculties by recruiting outstanding students of color and other scholars committed to diversity, counseling them through the graduate school application process, and advocating for sufficient funding for advanced study. Since 1990, the IRT has built a national consortium of colleges and universities that are eager to enroll IRT students to diversify their graduate student bodies and to expand the pipeline of educators to teach, counsel, and administrate in American schools, colleges, and universities.

From early September through mid-November, all IRT participants receive the following support throughout the graduate school application process at no charge, which include:

  1. Individualized support and extensive counseling as fellows choose graduate programs and apply to a renowned consortium of graduate schools across the country
  2. Application fee waivers for up to 12 consortium schools
  3. Assistance in fine-tuning statements of purpose, resumes, and writing samples

Additionally, the IRT sponsors a Summer Workshop, a paid internship on the Phillips Academy campus, located just outside of Boston, MA. Participants engage in a graduate-level curriculum of critical, cultural, and educational theory during an intense four-week program; students and faculty work together nine hours each day, seven days a week.

The IRT does astoundingly good work in working with the highest-achieving scholars to support their graduate school applications. IRT counsels students with backgrounds in arts, humanities, and social sciences. More information can be found on our website at http://irt.andover.edu .

There will be an Information Session for prospective applicants at on November 1st at 5:30pm in the Tribute Room of the School of Education. Please RSVP.

Contact: Marie Angeles (marieang@umich.edu)


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