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Did You Know...
1 in 4
K-12 students are Latina/o/x
But only...
of teachers are from the same background
further, only 2% of teachers are male and Latina/o/x

There’s a need for Latina/o/X teachers in the United States!

The EDU❘CAL program at California Lutheran University aims to produce more Latina/o/x teachers in an effort to decrease disparities in diversity within the K-12 learning environment through engagement and excellence. EDU❘CAL's vision is that all students, no matter their background, have access to teaching pathways that celebrate the rich community cultural wealth reflected in California and national demographics.

Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.

Paulo Freire