First Americans' Teacher Education Program (FATE)

The First Americans’ Teacher Education (FATE) grant program has as its primary goal the production of new American Indian teachers for American Indian communities. The program seeks to increase the number of highly qualified American Indian teachers who will teach in schools with significant American Indian student populations. The program proposes to address the shortage of American Indian teachers at all grade levels through a comprehensive strategy that will include licensure preparation and induction support. The program will also institutionalize a culturally relevant program in the School of Education.


  • Pays

    • Tuition and Fees
    • Stipends (Employment and Childcare)
    • Books
    • Praxis II Testing Fees
    • Education Supplies
    • Conference Attendance Expenses
  • Provides
    • Praxis II Support workshops
    • Professional Development Seminars
    • Laptop
    • Professional Networking
    • Tutoring Services
    • Induction/Mentoring Support for two full years after graduation

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Already admitted to UNCP Graduate School
  • 3.0 GPA Minimum 
  • American Indian (state or federally recognized tribal member) 
  • Licensure and employment as a teacher must be attained by August 2024 
  • The summer 2022 cohort is open to graduate students only 

Applications will be available on March 1, 2022 and will be due April 1, 2022.

CLICK HERE to apply!



Kammala Brayboy, Program Coordinator
Phone: 910.521.6454

Christopher Conner, Instructional Coach