Fostering Minority Students' Interest in the Teaching Profession

The gap between the number of minority teachers in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the minority student enrollment has grown significantly over the last decade.

NLU and CPS schools are working together to shift these demographics so they better reflect the student population by getting a jump on preparing the next generation of teachers. The Chicago Urban Teaching Academy Program (CUTAP), a first-of-its-kind Chicago educational program in conjunction with NLU, gives high school students a taste of the teaching profession before they even enter college.