Holmes Program Institutional Application

Program Overview

The AACTE Holmes Program is a free benefit of AACTE membership. AACTE is currently only accepting applications to launch new doctoral programs. Any member institution with a doctoral cohort in education is eligible to apply for the Holmes Program. Institutions with master’s programs who are in the process of starting a doctoral program may also apply for future consideration.

The AACTE Holmes Program supports students of color who are pursuing careers in education through programs at AACTE member institutions. The program provides mentorship, peer support and rich professional development opportunities to graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in education.

By supporting the recruitment and retention of students of color in the education field, the AACTE Holmes Program provides a service to the profession and the public. The program also helps AACTE member institutions increase the diversity of their faculty by developing an outstanding pool of candidates for faculty and other leadership positions.