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Teacher Preparation

Offering a Robust Pathway for Novice Teachers

Clients often approach CTAPP with a general idea of what they need, and many others need help pinpointing the catalyst for change. We use CTAPP's Teacher Preparation Model to drive our programmatic changes at EPP partners. Comprised of 8 tenets, the Teacher Preparation Model articulates high-quality structures for ACPs ranging from coursework and coaching to partnership collaboration and teacher educator training.

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Technical Assistance

Transformation Planning & Leadership Development

CTAPP technical assistance offerings range from strategic planning sessions to leadership development for EPP management and teacher educators. Through a data-driven approach, CTAPP crafts an individualized transformation plan tailored to the needs of each EPP. Technical assistance programming serves to achieve those individualized goals articulated and agreed upon by EPP leaders.

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Transformation Fellows

Inaugural Cohort of EPPs

CTAPP kicked off its Transformation Fellowship in 2020 aimed at helping Texas-based alternative certification programs improve their teacher preparation. Since then, a total of four educator preparation programs have partnered with CTAPP as Transformation Fellows. 

Read more about our current cohort of Transformation Fellows below, or visit our FAQ to determine if the fellowship may be the right fit for your educator preparation program!


Transformed Programs

CTAPP partnered with McLennan Community College in 2020 to help transform their teacher preparation program. The MCC Alternative Teacher Certification (ATC) Program offers practice-based coursework and instructional coaching for teacher candidates, and their teacher educators go above and beyond the Texas Administrative Code requirements for formal observations, campus- and district-level governance, and support to teacher candidates. Whether you're pursuing a teaching internship, a clinical pathway, or a full residency, the program at MCC has a pathway to meet the needs of Waco-area educators-to-be.

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Current Fellows

CTAPP collaborates with Transformation Fellows to determine a unique plan to tackle, scale, and sustain teacher preparation programming. Fellows enjoy leadership coaching, strategic planning, and tactical workshopping. We also conduct and hybrid (virtual/in-person) site visits to co-investigate problems of practice together with EPP leaders, teacher educators, and PK-12 LEA  partners from school districts.

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Facts & Figures

7 EPPs

Transformation Fellows committed to achieving high-quality, sustainable teacher preparation programming across Texas. Serving the greater Austin, Dallas, Houston, Waco, and Rio Grande Valley geographies.


Novice Teacher Candidates produced, trained, and supported by the seven EPPs. These TCs will teach in PK-12 classrooms from from Dallas to McAllen - serving communities and students with a robust teaching skillset.


of all Novice Teacher Candidates from the seven EPPs represent diverse backgrounds. CTAPP strives to help programs mirror the PK-12 student diversity in their teacher candidate talent pipeline.

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