The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF), in collaboration with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (DST), launched the Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign (DTEC), a highly impactful educational endeavor in July 2014. The Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign emanates from the Foundation and the Sorority’s joint commitment to ensuring that all students are educated in a manner that prepares them to enter and excel in college, and, ultimately, create a thriving life and career for themselves. With guidance from DREF's National Advisory Council (DTEC-NAC) the strategic plan for DTEC was created resulting in over 200 urban teachers receiving professional development through 2016. 
DTEC's mission aims to raise awareness about the relationship between teacher efficacy and student achievement by focusing on a myriad of topics through the lens of personal efficacy and confidence. Fullan and Hargraves (2016), states that professional learning and development (PLD) are deliberate ways to improve the quality of teaching. Building upon this concept, DTEC's goal is to equip teachers to shift into teacher leadership and community advocacy and create a critical mass to lead change.