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ERIC Number: ED464054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Pages: 9
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Administrative Issues Essential to Effective Teacher Education Partnerships between Universities and Community Colleges: From Curriculum Mapping to Memoranda of Understanding.
Houck, Jean
This paper describes how a comprehensive university and area community college in the highly populated, diverse Los Angeles Basin, collaboratively developed a standards-based program to prepare elementary teachers. California State University Long Beach (CSULB) prepares 600 new teachers a year, most of whom enter classrooms in the Los Angeles Basin. Cerritos College, located in a neighboring community, is a major feeder community college with a diverse student population. There has been a critical shortage of teachers in California since 1996, with the Los Angeles Basin area hit especially hard. Since 1996, CSULB has diversified its teacher preparation program by adding pathways to the teaching credential. The Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) represents the efforts of K-12 teachers, community college faculty, and university faculty from 5 colleges. ITEP's curriculum development depends on leaders who are willing to be involved for the duration. Its steering committee includes key leaders such as deans from the five colleges, the school district's Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Professional Development, and vice presidents or deans from several area community colleges. ITEP participants collaborate, offer support, seek resources, and provide facilitation and problem solving. The agreement memorandum between CSULB and Cerritos College is appended. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles)