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Support and Model

What We Offer

The process begins with an alternative certification program self-assessment and a commitment to improvement, followed by the design of a transformation plan specific to each Educator Preparation Program. Through a series of regular meetings, workshops, and reflection sessions, we will collaboratively work toward reaching goals defined for high-quality educator preparation programs. This is a three-year journey with a year dedicated each to planning, piloting new processes, and scaling to reach all teacher candidates. We provide technical assistance in the following areas:

  • Facilitation of Educator Preparation Program-Districts partnerships
  • Programmatic level support through quality improvement cycles
  • Professional learning opportunities for field supervisors and mentors
  • Coaching and skill building opportunities related to equity, diversity and inclusion in education
  • Exploration and implementation of residency models in alternative certification programs

Our Model

The following teacher preparation model has been created with the goal of equipping pre-service educators with quality content knowledge and pedagogical skills and developing their “communication style and socioemotional intelligence” (Evans, 2017), as well as a high sense of self-efficacy (Bandura, 1986; Ernest, 1989; Evans, 2010). We are determined to elevate the teaching profession through a commitment to quality, in partnership with all involved in preparing our future teachers.

Quality Objective 1 

Programming builds teacher candidate competency to meet the needs of Black, Latino, and low-income students

  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Education
  • Teacher Candidate Competencies 
  • Practice-Based Coursework 
  • Quality Clinical Experiences

Quality Objective 2

Program demonstrates commitment to using data for continuous improvement

  • Teacher Candidate Performance
  • Teacher Educator Calibration
  • Program Integrity
  • State Accountability System for Educator Preparation
  • Governance Meetings

Quality Objective 3 

Program ensures teacher educators are effective

  • Field Supervisor Identification and Training
  • Implementation of a Teacher Educator Framework
  • Feedback and targeted supports for Teacher Educators

Quality Objective 4

Programming is responsive to K-12 school systems and the communities they serve

  • Shared Decision-Making
  • Communication Plan
  • Lead Field Supervisors

Programming Sustainable at Scale 

Quality, Scaled Programming Can be Sustained

  • Formal Partnerships with Districts
  • Alignment of Recruitment with District Needs and Demographics
  • Sustainable Allocation of Finances and Human Capital

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