The mission of the Teach Los Angeles Regional Collaborative (Teach LARC) is aligned with the statewide California Community Colleges Teacher Preparation Programs (CCC TPP) "to engage in developing successful teacher preparation programs by facilitating access to strategies, tools and resources that can boost the number and diversity of students entering the education field."
The California Community Colleges Teacher Preparation Programs (CCC TPP) regional communities of practice are at the forefront of a collaborative effort to align education systems with key education partners to expand recruitment and facilitate preparation of a diverse, skilled education workforce, dedicated to all students’ success.
As part of the TPP regional communities of practice, Teach LA RC supports efforts to align systems, develop infrastructure, and disseminate resources needed for colleges to grow their own teacher preparation programs and emphasizes key partnerships with K12, CSUs, and other Institutions of Higher Education to collaborate in recruiting and preparing a diverse education workforce dedicated to all students’ success.
The Teach Los Angeles Regional Collaborative is funded in part by the Strong Workforce Program regional projects allocation funding as part of the Teacher Preparation/STEM-CTE project in the Los Angeles region.
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OUR GOAL & INVESTMENT
The importance of growing a statewide network of STEM/CTE teacher education programs linked to the Doing What Matters industry sectors is vital to the success of the Strong Workforce Program initiative.
As we embark to align our education systems to develop career pathways in high demand STEM and CTE fields, we need to invest in teacher preparation to prepare current and future educators with the 21st-century skills essential to teaching our current and future workforce.
The overarching goal of this project is to scale up teacher preparation programs in community colleges in the Los Angeles region by developing a replicable model of education pathway(s) aligned with the Guided Pathways initiative, with a particular focus in STEM and CTE, while impacting the SWP metrics.
EDUCATION PATHWAYS COMPONENTS
- P-12 partnerships/dual enrollment at the high schools
- Stackable certificates that will allow students to gain entry-level jobs related to teaching
- ADT programs
- 4-year transfer formalized with MOUs
- Student support services
The Teach Los Angeles Regional Collaborative is prepared to invest in:
1. Moving the SWP metrics
- # of students enrolled in dual enrollment/pathways
- Completion of certificates and degrees
- Transfer to 4-year universities
2. Enhance STEM & CTE
Enhancing STEM & CTE professional development opportunities to maintain, prepare and equip current educators with the 21st-century skills essential to teaching our current and future workforce.