In Kentucky, the Minority Teacher Recruitment Program is an organization designed to find and hire minority teachers to work in the local school systems. The program operates under the belief that minority teachers bring a new level of diversity and culture to the classroom and provide a whole new type of learning experience for the students.

The program has been operating since 1985 and has several goals that it strives to accomplish. These goals include having more minority teachers working in the public school system, finding minority students with an interest in teaching and fostering that interest, helping students at two year learning institutions to enter and complete education at four year colleges or universities, and finding professionals currently working in other fields who are well suited to becoming teachers and helping them to transition to their new careers. The Minority Teacher Recruitment Program operates several sub-programs in an effort to achieve these goals and is responsible for many of the new minority teachers entering the public school system each year.