Teacher Academy Description:
The Encuentros Teacher Academy aims to encourage Latino boys to become teachers and help bring diversity to the teaching profession. Currently, only 2% of all teachers identify as Latino men, which is in sharp contrast to the every growing Latino student population in our schools. This academy fosters these young men’s aspirations by having them re-conceptualize what it means to be a teacher. Students learn about the lasting impact a teacher can have in the lives of their students, particularly for their Latino students, and they discover that becoming a teacher is one of the best ways to make positive change in their communities. The Encuentros Teacher Academy is a residential program, held on the California State University, San Marcos campus so that the prospective teachers experience college and interact with professional educators from K-12, as well as the university.
Teacher Academy Day & Time:
The 2020 Encuentros Teacher Academy date is TBD. However, it typically takes place in June.
Teacher Academy Eligibility:
- Self identify as a Latino male
- Current high school student or 1st/2nd year community college student
Teacher Academy Application:
Applications are currently closed. Applications for the academy will re-open mid Spring 2020!