TEACH Pine Bluff

The TEACH Pine Bluff initiative is a result of partnerships with higher education institutions to supply the three school districts with certified graduates. The three Pine Bluff school districts are Pine Bluff School District, Watson Chapel School District, and Dollarway School District.  The Superintendents of the Educational Alliance seek to recruit new and retain currently certified teachers by offering full-tuition fellowships towards obtaining a master’s degree while teaching in Pine Bluff. Graduates from across the nation will be eligible, and the master’s degree should be obtained from accredited Arkansas universities. Fellows who choose the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff to pursue their master’s degrees will receive, upon completion, a bonus equal to the difference between the cost of the master’s degree and $20,000. Together, the pipeline of teachers with master’s degrees will allow the school districts to accomplish the goals of the TEACH Pine Bluff initiative while fueling the respective education departments with an added incentive to attract undergraduate students to the profession. 

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