Key Elements

Five components help redefine how teaching candidates become teachers.

The New Generation of Educators Initiative (NGEI) focused on the needs of today’s students, teachers, and schools. This powerful, replicable approach featured five key elements:

  1. Forming deep partnerships between campuses and districts that begin with a shared vision of effective K-12 instruction and take shape through a cohesive learning experience for candidates that spans pre-service through induction

The Power of Partnership in Teacher Preparation

What characteristics make for strong, effective collaboration between K-12 school districts and CSU campuses? This document outlines the fundamentals of partnership through the example of the Kern Urban Teacher Residency.

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  1. Collaboratively defining prioritized skills — the attitudes, knowledge, skills and dispositions that are most vital to teacher preparation based on the needs of local students and instruction aligned with Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards
  2. Preparing through practice in school sites — candidates have high-quality opportunities to enact prioritized skills via hands-on instruction in the classroom supported by thoroughly prepared teacher mentors
  3. Creating a culture of feedback for teacher candidates that is data-driven, specific, and actionable; it features ongoing, coordinated input from CSU faculty, supervisors, and teacher mentors
  4. Using data to measure progress toward proficiency as well as gaps in prioritized skills; employing the principles and methods of improvement science to continuously elevate the quality of educator preparation programs

Learn more​ about how each of these five elements advanced through the Initiative, and access resources for improvement aligned to each element. ​