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CSU-District Partners

CSU campuses and K-12 districts worked together to help new teachers succeed in the 21st-century classroom.

The New Generation of Educators Initiative (NGEI) began in 2014 with several CSU campuses and a K-12 partner. Their experiences and contributions formed the foundation for the Initiative approach.

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The Kern Urban Teacher Residency

See how CSU Bakersfield and the Bakersfield City School District collaborated on an innovative teacher preparation partnership. 

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Today, 11 partnerships are in place.

Each partnership focused on goals and strategies that fit its local context.  For example, partners collaborated to:

  • Enrich or expand teacher residency programs
  • Create pathways for candidates to gain relevant experience and join the K-8 teaching faculty in districts facing teacher shortages
  • Ensure that candidates have meaningful co-teaching experiences
  • Develop ​curricula that integrates STEM into K-8 learning and teacher preparation