This symposium held at USC examined the teacher education pipeline and the relationship among the various institutions that contribute to the education of prospective teachers. It focused on communication, collaboration and articulation among local education agencies, community colleges and four year institutions. It featured presentations by exemplary programs and private industry, as well as roundtable discussions. Mark Drummond, Chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District, was the keynote speaker.

The Aurora Project [PPT]
This Powerpoint file describes the workings and challenges in preparing increasing numbers of public school secondary math and science teachers in a joint endeavor of community colleges, the CSU and UC systems.

MAP [PPT]
This Powerpoint file describes the workings and challenges for those preparing future multiple subject (elementary) teachers at CSU Fullerton, Fullerton College and Santa Ana College.

The Private Industry Perspective [PPT]
In this Powerpoint Steve Beitler of Agilent Technologies shares his thoughts on why investing in the teacher education pipeline is essential for private industry.

Funding Prospects [PPT]
This Powerpoint file summarizes the discussions on looking for additional funding to support the pipeline.

Articulation [PDF]
This file summarizes the discussion on successes, challenges and future directions in creating effective articulation for students.

Advising & Counseling [PDF]
This file summarizes the discussion on successes, challenges and future directions for advising students as they move along the pipeline.

Organizational & Cultural Challenges [PDF]
This file summarizes the discussions on how organizational structures and cultural assumptions held in each sector help or hinder pipeline development.

Updated March 14, 2017