This study examines a statistical outlier with respect to the number of male teachers of color. Whereas the national average of males of color as teachers is less than 2%, the average at one Historically Black College and University (HBCU) demonstrates a pipeline for teacher preparation close to 20%. The study has two components. The first asks the question: What are the factors that contribute to this percentage being higher? And, when identified, what would sustain these factors in such a way as to create a model for replication? Part two of the study was funded by the Albany State University Center for Educational Opportunity. With information gained from the first part of the study, the research will seek to answer: What are the mitigating motivational factors that would sustain the previously identified factors to enhance a healthy pipeline for male teachers of color? The results of part one of this study were submitted for review to the Center for Undergraduate Research & Creativity and funded for subsequent study of mitigating factors to enhance the male teachers of color in the teaching pipeline at one HBCU.
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