Prarie Area Teaching Initiative (PATI)

Homegrown, Hometown Teachers...That's the idea behind the University of Illinois Springfield's Project Midstate Student Support.

Welcome to Prairie Area Teaching Initiative (PATI)!

Prairie Area Teaching Initiative (PATI) recruits diverse students and/or students who are the first in their families to go to college.  PATI recruits students at the senior year of high school, at a community college, or a paraprofessional and offers them a unique support system characterized by mentoring and special opportunities to interact with local communities and students.  In return, graduates agree to teach in Illinois for at least two years if said employment is available.


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