Are Key

A Focus
on Quality

The lack of educator diversity in American classrooms perpetuates inequity and undermines student learning.

Research shows that a diverse teaching force better prepares all students to live and work in a multilingual, multiracial, and multicultural society.

Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) play a central role in addressing the lack of educator diversity in the U.S.

They have a rich history of preparing highly effective diverse educators who are equipped to succeed in the classroom and persist in the teaching profession.

Diverse educators are essential to the success of American schools and the students they serve.

BranchED collaborates with MSIs and key partners, sharing the recognition that teacher diversity is core to strengthening the quality of our educator workforce.

of public school children are of color
of public school teachers are of color

Preparing Diverse Educators

Despite awarding just 11% of the bachelor’s degrees in education, MSIs prepare a disproportionate percentage of our diverse educators:

More Than
of the bachelor’s degrees in education earned by Hispanics, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders
of bachelor’s degrees in education earned by African Americans