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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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Current Ongoings

Stay connected with the latest CTAPP updates! Review recent blog posts, published articles, and other exciting news related to our technical assistance and Transformation Fellowship. Check back here for our latest happenings, or simply subscribe at the bottom of our homepage to receive the latest happenings directly in your inbox.

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Video Blog: The Learning Cycle

CTAPP firmly believes in the importance of practice-based teacher educator. We teamed up with the great folks from the University of Washington College of Education to talk about The Learning Cycle and how crucial it is to provide pre-service practice opportunities for candidates to enact instructional activities. 

Click below to watch our video blog about The Learning Cycle from Teacher Education by Design (Univ. of Washington). 

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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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