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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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New Blog: Utilizing Curriculum Literacy

At CTAPP, we believe aligned teacher preparation which mirrors the reality of classrooms is an integral piece of increasing classroom retention; as school districts move towards adopting high-quality instructional materials, we recognize the need to adapt how we prepare teachers to become critical consumers of curricular resources. Find out more about the work CTAPP has done to create curriculum literacy resources for EPPs below!



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 2024-27 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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