The California Alliance for Teacher Preparation Partnerships
The California Alliance for Teacher Preparation Partnerships was launched to advance the blueprint for reform contained in the seminal National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) report, Transforming Teacher Education through Clinical Practice: A National Strategy to Prepare Effective Teachers.
The report was the product of the distinguished NCATE Blue Ribbon Panel on Clinical Preparation and Partnerships for Improved Student Learning. CSU Chancellor Charles Reed and Long Beach Unified School District Superintendent Christopher Steinhauser both served on the Blue Ribbon Panel. NCATE invited them to work together and with groups from across California to launch a State Alliance (PDF) piloting clinical teacher preparation, based on the medical education model emphasizing learning through professional practice that was the centerpiece of the highly respected NCATE report.
For Goals, Partnership Design, and Current Activities, please visit the California Alliance page.