Seton Hall University Becomes First in NJ to Partner With Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teacher’s

Seton Hall Interim President Mary J. Meehan and Founder and CEO of TSTT Bettye H. Perkins.

As the first university in New Jersey to commit to this partnership with TSTT, Seton Hall is proud to welcome a new generation of academically strong and culturally diverse students who will take their skills and passion back into their home communities to teach.

Seton Hall University announced a partnership with Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT), one the nation’s leading teacher diversity mentoring programs, to help expand a pipeline of students of color to pursue teaching professions.

Interim President Mary J. Meehan and noted educator Bettye H. Perkins, founder, president and CEO of TSTT, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Sept. 18, announcing the partnership starting now, with the first group of TSTT students expected to attend Seton Hall in Fall 2018.

The University is TSTT’s 25th college partner and its first in New Jersey since the landmark teacher mentoring non-profit was launched 23 years ago to help address the critical teacher diversity gap in the nation’s classrooms.

Distinguished guests attending the signing ceremony included prominent educators, business, government and community leaders. Symbolizing the partnership’s goal, also present were promising high school students of color who have been mentored by TSTT. They hailed from high schools in Ulster and Sullivan Counties in New York, among the regions in four states where TSTT programs have been well underway.

The aspiring high school seniors toured Seton Hall in the morning and learned about the campus, its College of Education and Human Services and financial aid opportunities, among the first steps they are taking to explore the college admissions process for teaching careers.

Perkins said, “TSTT is honored to partner with the prestigious Seton Hall University, which has a distinguished history of academic excellence including its renowned College of Education and Human Services and is a champion of diversity.” She added, “This is truly a very exciting development that will provide TSTT’s economically challenged students with the opportunity to expand their horizons and enrich their life’s experiences by…

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