Teacher TRAC Partnership Page

Teacher TRAC Educational Partners:


California State University, Long Beach (CSULB):

CSU Long Beach SealCerritos College and California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) have a long and strong history of working together to improve education. Currently Cerritos College and CSULB have a model partnership revolving around the preparation of K-6 teachers. This 2+2 program has so successfully integrated the two programs that Cerritos College Teacher TRAC offers a comprehensive, fully articulated curriculum that mirrors almost exactly the first two years at CSULB and is aligned with the California Content and Professional Teaching Standards as well as the California Technology Standards.

Through the Teacher TRAC Program, students are taught using a comprehensive, fully articulated curriculum similar to CSULB that is also aligned with the California Content and Professional Teaching Standards as well as the California Technology Standards.

In addition to this extended partnership; two new articulation agreements were formed with CSULB in the last few years. The first is part of a new program to recruit and prepare secondary mathematics and science teachers. The second curriculum pathway is to recruit and prepare special education teachers at all levels of education.

The Chancellor's Office, California Community Colleges Teacher Preparation Pipeline Grant has offered another opportunity for CSULB and Cerritos to partner, through the Professional Studies Department. The Professional Studies Department at CSULB offers several programs "designed to enable persons to gain the competencies requisite for successful employment in secondary schools, community colleges and adult programs as teachers, coordinators and supervisors of vocational, occupational, career and technical preparation, and related human resource development programs."

For more information about CSULB, visit their website at: http://www.csulb.edu/


California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA):

CSU Los Angeles SealCerritos College and CSULA enjoy a formal partnership through the Woodworking and Automotive programs and the Department of Technology, respectively, to provide students an opportunity to complete courses that meet CSULA B.S. Industrial Technology degree requirements. The Chancellor's Office, California Community Colleges Teacher Preparation Pipeline Grant has provided an opportunity to formalize that partnership by developing pathways for future Industrial and Technology Education (ITE teachers). CSULA offers the Industrial Technology degree with a Technology Education Track that prepares students for teaching careers: Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology

Furthermore, CSULA is one of only two California State Universities offering a Single-Subject Credential program in Industrial Technology and Education (ITE).

To learn more about the programs offered at CSULA for future middle school and high school industrial and technology education (ITE) teachers, visit the Industrial Technology Program Website


ABC Unified School District (ABCUSD):

ABC Unified School District SealCerritos College and ABC Unified School District have been working together for a number of years to enhance Teacher Education. With the support of the ABC Unified School District, Cerritos College Teacher TRAC has been able to provide hands on experience and mentoring to Teacher TRAC Students in the Elementary Pathway and through our Special Education Internships. We appreciate all the support the District has supplied to us and our students and look forward to many more collaborative projects with the District in the future.

For more information about ABC Unified, visit their website at: http://www.abcusd.k12.ca.us


Bellflower Unified School District (BUSD):

Bellflower Unified School District SealCerritos College and Bellflower Unified School District have been working together for a number of years to enhance Teacher Education. With the support from the Bellflower Unified School District, Cerritos College Teacher TRAC has been able to provide hands on experience and mentoring to Teacher TRAC Students both in the Elementary Pathway, but also through the Special Education Internship offered through Teacher TRAC. We appreciate all the support the District has supplied to us and our students and look forward to many more collaborative projects with the District in the future.

For more information about Bellflower Unified, visit their website at: http://www.busd.k12.ca.us/


Downey Unified School District (DUSD):

Downey Unified School District SealCerritos College and Downey Unified School District have been working together for a number of years to enhance Teacher Education. With the support from the Downey School District, Cerritos College Teacher TRAC has been able to provide hands on experience and mentoring to Teacher TRAC Students both in the Elementary Pathway, but also through the Special Education Internship offered through Teacher TRAC. We appreciate all the support the District has supplied to us and our students and look forward to many more collaborative projects with the District in the future.

For more information about Downey Unified, visit their website at: http://www.dusd.net/


Norwalk / La Mirada Unified School District (NLMUSD):

Norwalk / La Mirada Unified School District SealCerritos College and Norwalk / La Mirada Unified School District have been working together for a number of years to enhance Teacher Education.. With the support from the Norwalk/La Mirada School District, Cerritos College Teacher TRAC has been able to provide hands on experience and mentoring to Teacher TRAC Students in the Elementary Pathway, Secondary Pathway, and also through the Special Education Internship offered through Teacher TRAC. We appreciate all the support the District has supplied to us and our students and look forward to many more collaborative projects with the District in the future.

For more information about Norwalk/La Mirada Unified, visit their website at: http://www.nlmusd.k12.ca.us


South Bay Center for Counseling (SBCC):

South Bay Center for Counseling SealThe South Bay Center for Counseling (SBCC) is a private non-profit agency whose mission is to empower low-income individuals and communities through economic development initiatives, the delivery of family support services, and community organizing. In 2007, the South Bay Center for Counseling (SBCC) received a planning grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to launch a program, Urban Teacher Fellowship, UTF, that placed low income adults and at risk youth in a career pathway to teaching linked to after school employment. In partnership with SBCC, Teacher TRAC replicated the UTF model. Currently, Teacher TRAC has four UTF cohorts. SBCC continues to support the Urban Teaching Fellowship Program by providing support specialist and support specialists supervision. The Co-Director, Career & Workforce Development also serve on the Teacher TRAC CTE TPP steering committee.

For more information about SBCC, visit their website at: http://www.sbaycenter.com/


Southeast Regional Occupational Program (SEROP):

Southeast Regional Occupational Program SealThe SEROP serves two school districts in the area, ABC and Norwalk La/Mirada USDs. There are three coordinators who maintain coordination and collaboration with the district high schools and their administrators. The coordinators spearhead curriculum development, course approvals, professional development and advisory committee meetings. For purposes of this grant, they will assist in identification and recruitment of a cohort of students from those already surveyed who will undertake this activity. SEROP staff will also assist in coordinating professional development in the area of standards alignment, and provide pathway articulations.

For more information about SEROP, visit their website at: http://www.southeastrop.com/


Southland Motor Car Dealers Association (SMCDA):

Southland Motor Car Dealers Association SealThe industry partner in this grant, the SMCDA, will assist in the effort of advisement and subsequent recruitment as it relates to the area of Automotive Technology. The Southland Cerritos Motor Car Dealer's Association (SCMCDA) has partnered with the Cerritos College Advanced Transportation Technology Center in many projects and proposals. Most recently the SCMCDA is partnering with the College in the Quick Start Partnership involving expanded career paths to students enrolled in the Automotive Career Institute, in which Southeast ROP is also a partner, in addition to several local school districts.

For more information about SMCDA, visit their website at: http://www.smcda.org/