North Carolina Central University has received a $1 million grant to train minority education researchers and improve learning outcomes for African American and Hispanic students.
The program, funded by the IES Pathways to the Education Sciences Research Training Program, will create a learning consortium between NCCU, Duke University and the University of Wilmington to enroll 60 undergraduate students to study and develop professional assessment training in educational pedagogy and policy.
“Pathways to Education Sciences provides an excellent opportunity and gateway for students enrolled at North Carolina Central University to pursue doctoral program in education research,” said Dr. Johnson O. Akinleye, NCCU provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. “Its goals fit well within our mission of expanding opportunity for a diverse population of students in higher education and enhancing NCCU’s ability to engage and create an innovative learning experience for all students.”
The Pathways program was launched in 2015 to increase the number of students who are prepared to pursue doctoral study in the education sciences, including members of racial and ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, the economically disadvantaged, veterans, and those with disabilities.