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Program Goals

The goal of the Aspiring to Educate program is to address both the shortage of teachers in Pennsylvania and the lack of diversity in the educator pipeline.

It is also the intent of the program to equip those teachers in the pipeline, and current in-service teachers, with the knowledge, tools, and supports needed to be culturally responsive educators. With the support of private, federal, state, and institutional resources, it is also the goal of the program to alleviate the financial burden of participants enrolled in the program.

Ultimately, Aspiring to Educate will work with school districts in Pennsylvania to ensure participants are hired upon the completion of the program.  ​