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.

We will be recruiting for Teach Toledo cohort III once we have secured funding for student scholarships and to support the working-adult friendly schedule for Teach Toledo coursework. Interested students should use the "request information" form below to be connected with Teach Toledo coordinators for further information.

Teach Toledo graduates posing with degrees

Dr. Romules Durant


Toledo Public Schools Superintendent

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


Learn More

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.

Request Information


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.  

Rhonda Aguiton

Dr. Rhonda Aguiton

Literacy Education


Hope Bland

Dr. Hope Bland

Toledo Public Schools

Adjunct Instructor, Africana Studies


Jason Cox

Dr. Jason Cox

Art Education


Lynne Hamer

Dr. Lynne Hamer

Social Foundations of Education


Natasha Johnson

Dr. Natasha Johnson

Science Education 


James Jones

Dr. James M. Jones

Toledo Public Schools

President, Toledo Alliance of Black School Educators (TABSE)


Sakui Malakpa

Dr. Sakui Malakpa

Special Education


Shingi Mavima

Dr. Shingi Mavima




Taylor Yarborough

Taylor Yarborough

Recruitment Specialist





Last Updated: 8/15/22