Support our Future Educators
The mission of the Morehouse College Center for Excellence in Education is to prepare students for a wide range of careers in education or related fields. In keeping with our institutional mandate to prepare students to lead consequential lives, all academic and strategic activities of MCEE and the Education Department are aligned with the Morehouse College standards of excellence that promote agency, leadership, service, integrity, and brotherhood.
It is not uncommon for a student in the United States to matriculate through their entire K12 experience without ever seeing a Black male teacher at the front of their classroom. Currently, less than 2 percent of public-school teachers are Black men. The Morehouse College Center for Excellence in Education (MCEE) was established in 2019 to address that societal problem and help close the representation gap that exists in the nation’s K12 education system. The Center is working to produce a pipeline of exemplary Black male educators who are committed to social justice, equity, and liberation through teaching, learning, and leadership.
In a trailblazing effort to attract new talent to the field, MCEE is launching the My Brother’s Teacher Initiative. The focus of this initiative is to promote a sense of belonging, resilience, and efficacy by establishing an intergenerational mentoring program that will serve as a Black Male Educator Lifeline for those in the profession. The program will pair high school and college students who are aspiring educators with in-service and veteran educators. The impact of this new Lifeline will be strengthened through activities that include innovative recruitment strategies, outreach, and community engagement events that focus on the early identification of Black male high school students who aspire to teach. Key activities include immersive workshops, seminars, retreats and convenings for all student participants and mentors. This innovative program will not only provide pedagogical training for roles as teachers and leaders but will also provide opportunities for students and alumni to participate in a robust and supportive community of practice.
The initiative will support MCEE’s established teacher and leadership preparation initiatives that train passionate educators who are committed to achieving excellent outcomes, particularly for students in urban communities.