To produce well-prepared students for careers in secondary science and math teaching
To enhance the quality of instruction at Morehouse College
To recruit and retain Black males into teacher preparation and secondary STEM teaching careers
The research questions will focus on the utility and efficacy of early recruitment of African American male students to STEM teaching careers as a mechanism to increase the number of African American males in STEM teaching careers. The research will explore possible reasons why the program is or isn't successful for recruiting and retaining students in STEM/STEM Teacher Education programs including:
How do students who remain in STEM education differ from those who leave and how do these individual factors (e.g., student preparation, self-efficacies, course work outcomes, attitudes toward STEM/STEM education, connectivity to STEM/STEM education communities, learning styles, SES, etc.) affect (enhance or inhibit) interest in STEM teaching among African American males?
What organizational and programmatic factors (e.g., high school summer program, Saturday Academy, Pre-freshman program, summer research experience, courses, enhanced mentoring, cyber infrastructure, college admissions guidance, leadership training, instructional laboratory, program management, faculty/staff engagement and availability, Atlanta Public Schools and Morehouse College articulation and partnership) affect (enhance or inhibit) interest in STEM teaching among African American males?