Project: Teacher Preparation Pipeline STEM/CTE Collaborative

Synopsis

Cost: $472,632

Number of colleges participating: 11

Lead: M. Lea Martinez, Mike Slavich, mslavich@riohondo.edu, Rio Hondo College

Participating Colleges: Cerritos College ($24,990) , Citrus College ($17,000) , Compton College ($17,000) , East Los Angeles College ($17,000) , El Camino College ($24,999) , Los Angeles Mission College ($17,000) , Pierce College ($17,000) , Los Angeles Trade Technical College ($17,000) , Pasadena College ($17,000) , Rio Hondo College ($203,643) , Santa Monica College ($100,000)

Sectors: All Sectors

  • Program TOPS Codes: N/A
  • Metrics: Number of Enrollments

Brief Narrative: The Teacher Preparation Pipeline (TPP) – STEM/CTE Collaborative started in 2014-2015 when 10 TPP campuses came together and created a statewide collaborative. This collaborative provides a model of contextualized teacher preparation that successfully recruits, trains and supports existing and future educators throughout the state of California, focusing on the areas of STEM and CTE. Its focus includes career exploration, contextualized learning opportunities, teacher recruitment and retention, and the development of a quality teacher preparation model of collaboration that is currently shared regionally, statewide and beyond. It will focus on two major activities: 1) enhancing professional development opportunities for CTE faculty to maintain industry and program relevance as part of the BOG Task Force Recommendations; and 2) developing partnerships with K-12 districts to develop shared initiatives for increasing dual- enrollment opportunities for high school students interested in careers with children, increasing teacher pipeline activities, and jointly promoting teaching as a career. This TPP Collaborative project covers the following key criteria and projected outcomes: a) Increasing Enrollment Potential b) Developing Career Pathways (each participating college will work with 4–year university partners and K-12 districts to streamline career pathways that lead to teaching) c) Preparing Students (e.g. career exploration, counseling, field work) d) Preparing Job Seekers e) Work-based Learning Opportunities f) Broad Regional Focus (collaborative will convene all 19 colleges in the LA Region to work on projects with a regional focus) g) Job Placement Function h) New Curriculum Development i) Addressing Gaps in Skill Development j) Faculty Professional Development, and k) Additional Template Metrics *approx. 475 students enrolled in dual enrollment in Fall 2017 *based on 19 colleges in the LA region participating A second component added to the TPP Collaborative project is the Santa Monica College Bilingual/STEM sub-project. This will prioritize career exploration, contextualized learning opportunities, teacher recruitment and retention, and the development of a quality teacher preparation pathway, by focusing on four activities: 1) Provide professional development opportunities and or membership for Santa Monica CTE faculty to maintain industry and program relevance, (such as AAUW, CSTA). 2) Strengthen partnerships with Santa Monica’s local school districts to develop shared initiatives for increasing dual- enrollment opportunities for high school students interested in careers with children, increasing teacher pipeline activities, and jointly promoting teaching as a career. 3) Develop and implement Santa Monica’s university partnerships (such as UCLA, CSUDH. etc.) to streamline career pathways that lead to Bilingual / STEM teaching 4) Build Santa Monica’s capacity and infrastructure to prepare students for teaching careers through: a) Development of TMC in Elementary Teaching b) Contextualizing general education courses c) Offering dedicated Counseling activities d) Develop pathway and marketing materials e) Create and convene an Education Advisory committee A third component added to the TPP Collaborative project is the East Los Angeles College (ELAC) Pathway to Teaching sub-project. In this, ELAC will lead Teaching Credential Pathway between East Los Angeles College and California State University – Los Angeles (Cal-State LA). The credentialing pathway will include: work-based learning, College and Career readiness, and Professional Development; supporting the pathway with 21st Century technology and business application skills.

Status Update

Total Funded: $472,632.00

Contacts

M. Lea Martinez
Rio Hondo College
mslavich@riohondo.edu