The mission of the California Community Colleges Teacher Preparation Programs (CCCTPP) is to engage in developing successful teacher preparation programs by facilitating access to strategies, tools and resources that can boost the number and diversity of students entering the education field.
Addressing California’s severe teacher shortage is a top priority for California Community Colleges as we align our education systems to develop pathways and recruit teacher candidates in high-demand fields such as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), career technical education (CTE), bilingual education and special education.
CCCTPP supports regional efforts to align systems, develop infrastructure, and disseminate resources needed for colleges to grow their own teacher preparation programs. CCCTPP emphasizes regional teacher preparation communities of practice, where key partners from K12, CSUs, and other Institutions of Higher Education collaborate to recruit and prepare a diverse education workforce dedicated to all students’ success.
Our strategies, tools & resources support community colleges in developing innovative teacher preparation programs that boost the number and diversity of students entering the education field, particularly in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and career technical education (CTE).