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Office of Urban, Community, & International Outreach
Minority Achievement, Retention & Success (M.A.R.S.)

M.A.R.S. student

M.A.R.S. student

The M.A.R.S. Program is a professional development program designed to serve minority students enrolled in teacher preparation programs in the College of Education at Eastern Michigan University.

The M.A.R.S. Program provides a variety of activities to support student retention and success during the senior year of study, including educational seminars designed to enhance student understanding of the following:

  • Racial identity
  • Cultural competency
  • Multicultural pedagogy

Students also enhance professional teaching skills through discussions and interaction with program staff and guest speakers in a setting designed to provide reassurance and affirmation.

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