The AACTE Holmes Program supports students from historically underrepresented groups who are pursuing careers in education at AACTE member institutions. Founded in 1991 for doctoral students and expanded in 2015 to support students at earlier points in their education careers, the Holmes Program now provides mentorship, peer support, and professional development opportunities at four levels:
- The AACTE Holmes Scholars Program supports doctoral students. Learn more
- The AACTE Holmes Master’s Program supports master’s students. Learn more
- The AACTE Holmes Honors Program supports undergraduates. Learn more
- The AACTE Holmes Cadets Program supports high school students. Learn more
In addition, Boston University is piloting a Holmes Postdoctoral Program in Education and Human Development in which postdoctoral fellows will engage in a 2-year research and residency program, 2018-2020.
Learn more about the education-related careers and pathways pursued by Holmes students.
Participation in the Holmes Program is open to all AACTE member institutions; AACTE charges no additional fee to enroll. Sponsoring institutions are responsible for supporting their Holmes students according to the participation requirements.
Learn more about the history and governance of the AACTE Holmes Program.
- Participation in the AACTE Holmes Program is an effective tool for recruiting new students of color and other historically underrepresented populations.
- Participation in the program enhances students’ retention and graduation rates by providing a support network of peers and unique opportunities for professional experiences.
- Participation in the program demonstrates and enhances the institution's role as a leader in supporting diversity in the PK-20 education workforce.
- Institutions receive free distribution of faculty search announcements in the Scholars Report monthly e-newsletter.
- Sponsoring institutions are recognized in AACTE materials. Click here for the current list of participating institutions.