Teach Toledo

Teach Toledo Recruitment

Teach Toledo?provides an opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree in six semesters, graduate, and then continue for six semesters to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, meeting requirements for Ohio teaching licensure. ?

Teach Toledo?celebrates urban schools and urban communities.?Coursework prepares future teachers to capitalize on the cultural assets in diverse urban neighborhoods and to recognize and challenge systemic racism.?

Pictured above:? Dr. Hope Bland (TPS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and UToledo adjunct faculty for Teach Toledo) Mike Polk (member, Teach Toledo cohort I), Darius Simpson (member, Teach Toledo cohort II), and Dr. Lynne Hamer (UToledo faculty and Teach Toledo coordinator), ready to explain Teach Toledo to potential students.

Teach Toledo Virtual Math Camp for ALEKS Placement Test

Aleks EquationCome study with other students and Dr. Tod Shockey, UT math education professor extraordinaire, along with Drs. Jason Cox and Lynne Hamer, Teach Toledo coordinators.?

Bring your questions from doing the ALEKS placement, and we will work through how to do them. Text Dr. Hamer at 419-283-8288 for information on how to join the Zoom meeting space.??

To learn more about ALEKS, go to:?http://www.ottbay.com/nsm/mathstats/placement/? Teach Toledo students take MATH 1210 "Math for Elementary Education Majors."? Join us! It's more fun and more productive to do school TOGETHER.



Teach Toledo cohort III has been postponed due to circumstances beyond our control. We hope to begin cohort III classes in fall 2021. Interested students should use the "request information" form below to be connected with Teach Toledo coordinators for further information.

Interested students should complete the UToledo admission application using the link on this page, and should also complete the Request Information form below.


Dr. Romules Durant"As a TPS and UT graduate, I know the?power of teaching in our city, which is?why I believe in Teach Toledo."

Toledo Public Schools Superintendent

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Follow us on Facebook at Teach Toledo Initiative to receive news of future events, including new cohorts forming.?

?Contact the Judith Herb College of Education Student Services at 419-530-2495, or fill out the “request information” form to contact coordinators.

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Teach Toledo Advisory Faculty

Faculty and adjunct faculty in the JHCOE and the College of Arts & Letters work together to develop the Teach Toledo program and, importantly, to mentor Teach Toledo students.? We are:

Dr. Rhonda Aguiton
Literacy Education
Hope Bland
Dr. Hope Bland
Toledo Public Schools
and Adjunct Instructor, Africana Studies
Jason Cox, Ph.D.
Dr. Jason Cox
Art Education
Lynne Hamer
Dr. Lynne Hamer
Social Foundations?
of Education
Natasha Johnson
Dr. Natasha Johnson
Science Education
Jason Cox, Ph.D.
Dr. Sakui Malakpa
Special Education

Shingi Mavima

Dr. Shingi Mavima



Graduating Teach Toledo Members

Last Updated: 1/27/21