The CSU has undertaken the New Generation of Educators Initiative (NGEI), a model of clinically based teacher preparation, with support from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.
Half of CSU campuses are participating in the NGEI and have received support from the foundation to implement partnerships with school districts that feature development of new teacher expertise in key skills through clinical experience at school sites.
Teacher candidates connect the knowledge and skills they are learning with the challenges of putting them to use with children in classrooms under the supervision of expert Master teachers.
Partnerships between teacher preparation and local school district partners equip beginning teachers to address California's rigorous new standards with excellence.
The New Generation of Educators Initiative features five Key Transformation Elements in teacher preparation:
The clinical preparation partnerships in the New Generation of Educators Initiative directly reflect the CSU's fundamental commitment to clinical preparation partnerships with K-12 school districts. Clinical preparation in partnership with districts is the signature of CSU teacher education.
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