Over $11 M, CCOE awarded: The U.S. Department of Education awarded Cal State L.A. an $11,064,077 grant to funds its Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency Program Transformation Initiative over the course of five-years (AY 2014-2019). This grant, headed by Project Director Dr. A. Dee Williams, is a part of President Obama’s Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) initiative to enhance collaborations between universities and high-need school districts to recruit, train and support teachers- primarily in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields- in improving student achievements in urban classrooms. The Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency Program Transformation Initiative is a collaborative partnership led by Cal State L.A and the Center for Collaborative Education, Alhambra Unified School District, Montebello Unified School District, and Los Angeles Unified School District. This intensive program leads to earning a teaching credential and master’s degree at Cal State L.A. and is designed to equip future Mathematics and Science teachers to creatively and effectively use Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to close the achievement gap in high-need urban schools. This 18-month graduate level program offers an opportunity for teacher residents to work alongside outstanding mentor teachers for an entire school year and is designed to provide teachers the knowledge, skills and dispositions they need to make an impact in urban schools.
Congratulations to our CCOE faculty, Dr. ADee Williams, Dr. Sabrina Mims, Dr. Kimberly Persiani, Dr. Paula Arvedson, and Dr. Leila Ricci, who have all worked together to secure this grant.