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Institute For The Recruitment Of Teachers

The Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) is a program that is designed to increase the number of minority students seeking graduate degrees–specifically the Ph.D.  Students who qualify and are selected to participate may choose from two program options:

1.  The IRT Summer Workshop Intern Program: Four week paid, in-residence internship

2.  The IRT Associates Program: Intensive online and phone counseling to facilitate the graduate school application process
All students selected to the program received graduate school application fee waivers for up to 10 universities in the IRT Consortium.  Again this is an excellent opportunity.  IRT’s track record is amazing; 90% of the participants in their program go on to receive either full or partial funding for up to 6-years of graduate study at some of the most selective institutions in the country.

To get more information about this program, please go to If you need help with applications, please contact Dr. Wheaton at or Dr. Ke at


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Our college is committed to preparing future educators, counselors, and leaders who are dedicated to making a positive impact on the world.

We offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs that provide students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to succeed in their chosen field. Our faculty are experienced professionals who are passionate about teaching and mentorship, and who are actively engaged in research that informs and improves their work in the classroom.

In addition to our academic programs, we offer a variety of resources and support services to help students succeed. Our Center for Student Success provides academic advising, tutoring, and other services designed to help students achieve their academic goals. We also offer a number of experiential learning opportunities, such as student teaching, internships, and service learning, that allow students to gain hands-on experience in their field.

At the College of Education and Human Development, we believe that education is the key to creating a better world. Whether you are interested in teaching, counseling, leadership, or any other field related to education and human development, we are here to help you achieve your goals and make a difference in the world.

Our Vision

The vision of the College of Education and Human Development is to be the premier Urban institution of choice within the state of Mississippi, the region, and the nation for the preparation of teachers, counselors and mental health professionals, professional development specialists, school leaders, and other school related professional practitioners with the latest in technology, best practices and as responsive educators with adaptive expertise.

We are also proud of our designation as a provider institution and partner with the U.S. PREP National Center for Educator Preparation Transformation.

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College Of Education And Human Development


College of Education and Human Development
1400 John R. Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39217-0280

Phone: 601.979.2433

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