About Us

Our Mission: To build capacity of CSU educator preparation programs through research, evaluation, and the strategic application of data.

Since our founding more than 15 years ago, the EdQ Center has steadily adapted to meet the changing needs of CSU campuses.

Today, we help the CSU Schools and Colleges of Education improve their programs and results through informed analysis and insightful decisions. Through ongoing surveys of current-year graduates, alumni, and employers, we help campuses stay connected to the needs of CSU-trained educators and the schools and systems that hire them.

Our team provides data that matters to educator preparation and employment. Plus, we partner with campuses to grow their capacity to apply this data and continuously enhance their approaches and supports for candidates pursuing teaching and administrative credentials.

The EdQ Center also facilitates knowledge sharing across the CSU system to help each campus gain from the successes and lessons of all campuses. The data we generate can inform productive collaborations between CSU programs, as well as between CSU programs and local school districts. The benefits of collective learning are just a click away via the EdQ DataView dashboards.

In addition, individualized dashboards help each campus illuminate progress as well as opportunities for program improvement.

The EdQ Center is an important part of what makes educator preparation at CSU relevant to the 21st century classroom—and the right choice for all candidates who are serious about educating young people today.