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Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) Info Session

Date: Tuesday 2/28/2017
1 Month(s) 4 Week(s) ago
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Organizer: his workshop is sponsored by The James Baldwin Program, Critical Studies of Childhood, Youth and Learning (CYL), and The Career Options Resource Center (CORC) ( )
Notes: Come meet Leislie Godo-Solo, a recruiter for IRT. Learn more about the summer and year-long programs and, if you're interested, schedule an interview.

When: Tuesday, February 28th, 6:00

Where: Career Options Resource Center, Library, 3rd Floor

Dinner will be served!!

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. IRT graduates have enjoyed remarkable success securing jobs as K-12 teachers, counselors and principals, as well as professors, university administrators and leaders.

Two programs are available:

Summer Workshop

Each year, 25-30 Interns are selected by the IRT to participate in an intense four-week Summer Workshop at Phillips Academy. The dates of the 2016 Summer Workshop are Monday, June 27th through Saturday, July 23rd. During the summer, interns and faculty spend nine hours together each weekday in seminar discussions and activities. The syllabus consists of traditional and cutting-edge theory and cultural criticism in the disciplines of education, the humanities, and social science designed to introduce students to the philosophical rigors associated with the kinds of texts one encounters throughout graduate study. The summer program also includes lectures, writing conferences, debates, films, and presentations by nationally known educators, artists, and poets. Students also prepare for the GRE and begin work on their statements of purpose.

In mid-July, the IRT hosts its renowned annual Recruiters' Weekend for all students where over 60 graduate school deans and admissions representatives from IRT consortium institutions are eager to speak with potential candidates about their graduate programs. Our 2016 Recruiters' Weekend will be held on Friday, July 15th, and Saturday, July 16th.

Summer workshop participants receive a $1,200 stipend, travel expenses (for those traveling by plane or train), and room and board.

Admission for the summer workshop is highly selective. If we are unable to offer you a place in the workshop, you will still be considered automatically for a place in the year-long Associates Program.

Associate Program

Along with the students who participate in the Summer Workshop, the IRT also selects at least 70 outstanding students to enroll in the Associate Program. Associates do not participate in the summer workshop, but, like Interns, are selected through a rigorous application process. The Associate program is geared toward undergraduates and recent college graduates who otherwise are engaged during the summer in research, teaching, or other opportunities. Both Interns and Associates are offered extensive counseling and assistance in negotiating the graduate school application process.
Location: CORC Office, Library, 3rd Floor

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