We are a learning and teaching community that prepares professional educators and practitioners who promote equity and excellence in diverse urban settings through effective teaching, evidence-based practices, collaboration, leadership, innovation, scholarship, and advocacy.
Equity and Excellence in Education.
UTEACH Clinical Residency Student Teaching Model. Like a clinical hospital residency, the Urban Teacher Education Academy in a Clinical Home (UTEACH) is a year-long residency program in which student teachers work alongside master teachers as an integral part of the school community while concurrently receiving applied methods and STEM-rich content instruction on-site in urban schools.
Linked Learning Center for the Preparation of 21st Century Educators. Linked Learning is a promising high school reform that combines problem-based learning with real-world experience for college and career readiness. We are incorporating Linked Learning content into every stage of secondary teacher preparation and are leading a consortium of CSUs to expand Linked Learning statewide.
Teacher Pipeline: Teacher TRAC to CSULB. In collaboration with Cerritos Community College, the Teacher TRAC Program recruits, develops, and prepares high-quality K-12 teachers from diverse backgrounds. Students in the integrated, standards-based Teacher TRAC/CSULB program earn a bachelor's degree and multiple-subject teaching credential. In 2010, we began the Urban Teacher Fellowship (UTF), which recruits young, aspiring teachers who are considered at risk for gang involvement. UTF students are committed to teaching in high-need, urban schools — often the same schools they attended.
Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center. In partnership with St. Mary's Medical Center, our Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling Department has established the Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center (LBTRC), the second center of its kind in the state. The center provides comprehensive trauma and mental health care for victims of violence and their families while removing financial barriers to care for underserved victims of crime.
To ensure that every student can participate in the year-long clinical residency student-teaching program by providing support to replace lost wages when students must give up their part-time jobs to gain this valuable hands-on experience.
To support trauma recovery and counseling services for 300 victims of violence annually while providing students working toward master's degrees in social work and marriage and family therapy with valuable experience as interns and trainees.
To support Student Development in Higher Education master's students and provide them with opportunities to work in university departments with direct student contact, participate in faculty research, receive mentoring from experienced practitioners, and lead the planning and implementation of the annual Cynthia S. Johnson Student Development Forum.
To ensure a strong graduate culture for students in our 18 master's programs through professional development institutes, colloquia, and opportunities to present their work at regional and national conferences.
Marquita Grenot-Scheyer | Dean