The Access Initiative is designed to recruit, admit and support individuals who will make excellent teachers and reflect the diversity of our society. Our admissions policies are designed to assess the potential of all candidates, in particular those who have faced systemic barriers in educational settings and in their lives. Access invites students from the following underrepresented groups to apply as part of this initiative:
How to Apply
Candidates who apply under the Access Initiative will complete the same application process as non-Access applicants applying for either the concurrent or consecutive program. In addition, those applying under the Access Initiative will be asked to include the following:
- On the supplementary application form check either yes or no beside the Access categories.
- We encourage students who apply through the Access Initiative to also include in your personal statement reference to the individual and/or systemic barriers you have encountered. Explain how your learning through these experiences might be valuable when building relationships and working with diverse groups of students.
The Access Initiative seeks to provide opportunities for all eligible individuals to have their varied experiences not only considered, but valued. Our commitment is to graduate an outstanding cohort of educators who will reflect and inspire a diverse student population.