Teacher Education 2005 - Annual Report
Facts at a Glance
- The CSU demonstrated an increase of 46 percent in the number of credentials
recommended by its preparation programs since 1998-1999.
- The CSU issues 73 percent of all the Internship Teaching Credentials
in the state.
- The CSU is effectively partnering with the California Department of Education
and County Offices of Education on the Early Assessment Program,
designed to improve the college-readiness of California’s high school students.
- A new English course has been developed for high school seniors to improve
their reading and writing knowledge and skill.
- Professional development for secondary math and English teachers is under
construction and in early implementation throughout the state.
- Between 2002 and 2004, all CSUs reviewed their teacher preparation programs,
to ensure alignment with California’s content standards for K-12 students.
- Despite lack of state funding to fully implement high-quality teacher
performance assessments, all campuses continued to develop
faculty knowledge and skill in the assessment of teacher candidates.
- This past year, CalStateTEACH added 515 more fully credentialed
teachers to California’s professional workforce, bringing the total to nearly 1,400
teachers after four years.
- Since 2001, 9,070 first-year teachers and
7,533 experienced school leaders have provided feedback on the
quality and effectiveness of CSU teacher preparation.
- In 2004, 85 percent of first-year K-12 teachers reported that
their CSU preparation helped them learn to teach English learners
effectively, an increase of 9 percent since 2003.
- In 2004, 86 percent of first-year K-12 teachers reported that their CSU
preparation helped them learn to teach culturally diverse students, an
increase of 9 percent since 2003.
- In the analysis of credential graduates who completed a CSU
program of subject matter preparation, elementary and high school
administrators reported that 96 percent were well-or-adequately prepared
to know and understand the subjects of the curriculum at their grade levels.
- CSU Teacher Recruitment Projects were successful in providing outreach
and recruitment activities for close to 10,000 students on high school,
community college, and CSU campuses. These campus-based projects awarded
more than $500,000 in financial incentives to participants from CSU lottery funds.
- The CSU Center for the Advancement of Reading (CAR) is in its
third year and is dedicated to excellence in language arts instruction and promotes
the preparation of effective teachers and reading specialists for California’s public
August 04, 2006