Huston-Tillotson University in Texas has recently been awarded a Certificate of Commendation from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for Exemplary Performance in; Preparing the Educators Texas Needs -Percentage of prepared teachers who identify as Teachers of color, for the past academic year 2018-2019. This commendation from the Texas Education Agency highlights specifically the work the university has done related to preparing African American teacher candidates. The university is now setting its goals on growing the number of African American males. The goal is to certify 25 African American males as classroom teachers by the year 2025.  This project’s goal is to increase the number of African American male educators in the teaching field. Currently African American males make up less than 2% of all educators. The state of Texas currently requires a student to earn 60semester credit hours prior to being accepted into an Educator Preparation Program. Huston-Tillotson University in Texas has created a unique Pre-Education Program leading to teacher certification for African American males. Go to website to apply.