Programmatic Support

MTRP strives to offer our students the supports they need to be successful in their teacher certification program, to graduate, and to be effective and marketable teachers. We continuously evaluate and update our offerings, so please visit this page regularly for new information.

Mentoring and Networking

Research identifies mentoring programs as tools to reduce depression, increase self-esteem and resiliency, promote positive social and academic behaviors, and decrease mentee participation in harmful and unsafe practices. MTRP offers its students opportunities to serve as mentors to students behind them in the program, and as mentees to MTRP alumni. These relationships can often grow into beneficial networking opportunities as most MTRP alumni are actively working in the field of education. Additionally, through regular meetings of current MTRP students, participants are able to build supportive social circles with their similarly circumstanced peers.

Minority Future Educators Association (MFEA)

MTRP partners with the Resident Student Organization (RSO) Minority Future Educators Association (MFEA) to offer students opportunities for greater involvement and leadership. As a recognized student organization, MFEA seeks to provide academic support, campus & community engagement, and professional development opportunities to minority students seeking a degree in teacher education. We invite anyone with an interest in working with youth to take part in MFEA.

Praxis Assistance and Resources

Many programs offered through the College of Education & Human Development require a standardized test for admission, program completion, and/or certification. To support students in performing well on these tests, MTRP sponsors FREE Praxis workshops each semester. Additionally, test preparation materials are available for checkout from the MTRP director’s office. For workshop dates, please visit the MTRP Calendar of Events.

Professional Development

MTRP offers its participants opportunities to strengthen their skills and their practice through ongoing professional development. Sessions are conducted on interviewing skills, career networking, navigating the job search process, classroom management, curriculum and instruction, and much more.