Our Crowdfunding Campaign

We are raising funds to support future Indigenous educators in their pursuit of their Bachelor's degree and teaching certificate in Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education.

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What We Do

ITEP believes in the power of indigenizing education to sustain Indigenous cultures, knowledges, languages, and identities.

Before ITEP, the University of Arizona's Elementary Education program had less than 1% of teacher candidates who self-identified as Native American. Now, approximately 7% of teacher candidates in the Elementary Education program are from Indigenous backgrounds and the majority of those students are in ITEP.

How You Can Help

ITEP is currently funded by two federal grants, but these funds are not sustainable. As a result ITEP hopes to raise 6,000 dollars to help work toward sustaining the program and support the future Indigenous educators in their pursuit of their Bachelor's degree and teaching certificate in Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education.  

How will you be a part of the future of Indigenous Teacher Education?