Cal State Fullerton’s Teacher Pathway Partnership (TPP) targets and prepares underrepresented Careers in Education (CIE) future teacher students who reflect California’s diverse K-12 population. With the collaboration of Santiago Canyon College, Santa Ana College, Fullerton College, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)/NASA, five major local school districts, Anaheim Achieves, and City of Fullerton’s Parks and Recreation, TPP provides academic and experiential learning experiences to students that strengthens their instructional science and math skills and increases academic and pedagogical success. Community college students are offered dual enrollment in the Summer STEM Institute, high school students participate in the 4 day Summer STEM Residential Institute, and transfer students participate in the Teacher Pathway Extended Support to successfully complete their baccalaureate degree and continue to the credential program. Additionally, TPP provides in-service Professional Development Series to CIE Orange County teachers, community college professors, and faculty to increase awareness of the new K-12 Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), increase understanding and practice in inquiry-based pedagogy, and effective instruction in science and math.
The mission of the Teacher Pathway Partnership is to increase the number of underrepresented students on the pathway to becoming a teacher, while providing extensive and robust academic and experiential learning experiences through high-quality programs and services to high school, community college, and transfer students. Through a holistic approach, students strengthen academic and instructional skills in science and math and become better prepared for a smooth and efficient transition to post-secondary education and beyond.
Teacher Pathway Partnership
2600 Nutwood Ave, Suite 520
Fullerton, CA 92831
Phone: (657) 278-8581