economies rely on a strong public education system, from
K-12 through to graduate education.
One extremely important way that the California State University
helps build California’s knowledge-based industries is by
being the primary source for teacher education in the state.
The CSU prepares the majority of new teachers in California,
and the CSU’s campuses are deeply involved in collaborative
partnerships with K-12 schools in their communities.
The CSU’s post-baccalaureate teacher education programs
prepare 55 percent of the teachers who are eventually awarded
a California teaching credential.
At the CSU, teacher education is a fully collaborative endeavor
with the K-12 public schools. The CSU’s outreach activities
represent the full continuum of educator preparation, induction
and ongoing development. The CSU also is unique in the nation
in offering an annual systemwide accountability report for
its teacher education programs. The most recent report showed
that the supervisors of CSU graduates gave the new teachers
high marks during their first year in numerous areas measuring
innovative teacher education activities statewide include—The
Teacher Recruitment Project, which provides outreach and
recruitment activities for nearly 10,000 students on high
school, community college and CSU campuses.