Wayne State University College of Education Teachers’ Corps Records

Accession Number: 
WSR000308
Extent: 
8 linear feet (8 SB)
Date: 
1950-1977, bulk 1966-1973

The Teachers’ Corps was a national organization created in the 1960’s. Its goal was to remedy the teacher shortage in poorer school districts. The program was funded by the National Defense Education Act Institute.The Wayne State University program, sponsored by the College of Education, attempted to generate interest in the Detroit area inner city schools with the hope of recruitment. The interns selected for the WSU Teachers Corps were not required to have four-year degrees in education, only an interest in teaching. Teacher Corps interns would work on a degree in Education while simultaneously gaining practical teaching experience by working with a team of other interns in teaching in the Detroit Public Schools.

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