The Minority Teacher Education Scholarship (MTES) program was created to be Florida's Answer to Diversity in Teaching. For over 20 years, the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers, Inc. has answered the call and continues to provide the great state of Florida with high quality, highly qualified minority teachers.
FFMT is governed by a Governor appointed Board of Directors from institutions of higher education and various industries throughout the state.
FFMT PROVIDES THE STATE WITH A HIGH-QUALITY AND HIGHLY QUALIFIED DIVERSE TEACHER WORKFORCE THROUGH ITS POWERFUL ALLIANCE WITH MORE THAN 40 COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES THAT OFFER STATE-APPROVED TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS, AND FLORIDA'S 67 SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
The scholarship is offered to Florida residents who are enrolled as upper-division undergraduate or graduate students. FFMT offers an annual scholarship of $4000 to approved MTES scholars in their junior or senior years who are enrolled in a teacher education program at one of FFMT's participating institutions. Graduate students with majors in Education are now eligible to receive the scholarship as well.
FFMT PROVIDES THE STATE WITH A HIGH-QUALITY WORKFORCE THROUGH ITS POWERFUL ALLIANCES WITH MORE THAN 40 COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES THAT OFFER STATE-APPROVED TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS, AND FLORIDA'S 67 SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
ANNUAL TEACHER RECRUITMENT
& PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SYMPOSIUM
FFMT's Annual Recruitment & Retention Symposium is an important staple of the organization's programmatic activities. It serves as a mechanism to complement scholars' formal education by providing them with further training from industry professionals. At the same time, it gives them the opportunity to network with potential employers and Florida school district representatives. Many scholars have even interviewed and been hired on site at the symposiums.