Touro’s Graduate School of Education Welcomes Second Holmes Masters Cohort | Graduate School of Pedagogy


Touro’s Graduate School of Education welcomed its second cohort of Holmes Masters candidates. Administered by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), the Holmes program guides students who identify themselves as racially and ethnically diverse while pursuing a college degree in education. “Typically underprivileged and historically underrepresented students have difficulty navigating educational programs at the master’s and doctoral level in education,” said Dr. William Cook, associate director of the Lander Center for Educational Research at Touro’s Graduate School of Education and director of the Holmes Masters program at Touro. “The Holmes Scholars programs will alleviate this by providing guidance and support to our Holmes Masters as they become leaders in education.”

Program candidates join a national network of fellow Holmes Scholars and enjoy opportunities and support from peer networks, program administrators and alumni mentors. The program also helps participants explore a variety of career opportunities related to education.

The second class of two candidates was accepted into the Touro Holmes master’s program in February 2022. Participants were selected through a rigorous process and demonstrated high academic achievement and a commitment to Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL). Each candidate will receive mentoring and networking opportunities and will be expected to complete an original research project and present it at the annual AACTE conference.

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