Teaching Man Program
Male Teachers in High Demand...
Education is an emerging trend for male college students. Male teachers are a hot commodity and very in demand by schools all around the country. In fact, many school districts begin recruiting male education majors from their freshman years. The need for male teachers is real.
Did you know:
- There are five million teachers in the United States
- Only two percent of the nation’s teachers are African American males
- In South Carolina, there are more than 49,000 teachers
- Approximately 8,000 of South Carolina’s teachers are male
- Only 1,000 of those teachers are African American males
The Teaching Man Program at USC Upstate is designed to support and increase the productivity of male students interested in majoring in teacher education. It is through the Teaching Man program that USC Upstate male pre‐service teachers will gain a heightened visibility and preparation as teacher leaders and serve as ambassadors for teacher education.
Benefits of the Teaching Man Program:
- A mentoring component that enables you to become a strong teacher and leader
- A leadership curriculum that exposes you to current leadership trends and issues
- Opportunities to attend workshops focusing on leadership and teaching
- Assignment to serve as a mentor to a high school student
To learn more, contact Dr. Jim Kamla at 503-5851 or the School of Education office at 503-5157.