Center for Transforming Alternative Preparation Pathways

Transforming Teacher Preparation. Accelerating Teacher Growth. Impacting PK-12 Students.

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Why We Exist

CTAPP believes that a better prepared teacher will persist in the field longer. In partnering with excellent educator preparation programs, we strive to create robust teacher preparation pathways accessible to all candidates, specifically those serving in communities with richly diverse PK-12 student populations. 

At CTAPP, we firmly believe that all teacher candidates deserve access to equitable, practice-driven preparation to ensure day one readiness. Together, CTAPP partners with educator preparation programs to implement a high-quality, sustainable teacher preparation model aimed at increasing teacher effectiveness, diversity, and retention.

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CTAPP is Recruiting New Fellows!

We are seeking Texas-based Alternative Certification Programs for our Summer 2022 Cohort of Transformation Fellows! Check out the link below learn more or to download the application. If you want to learn more about our current Transformation Fellows, check out our Projects page. 


Contact us and find how our technical assistance can benefit your educator preparation program, novice teacher candidates, and PK-12 students! 

CTAPP is currently seeking partners for the 2022 Transformation Fellowship. For more information, reach out to us or review our Frequently Asked Questions

Center for Transforming Alternative Preparation
Pathways (CTAPP) at Dallas College
1601 Botham Jean Blvd
Dallas, TX 75215

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