• College-Going Culture, Clinical Residency Pave Way for Student Success

  • The UTEACH clinical residency at California State University, Long Beach, has won a reputation of preparing strong novice educators. Education Dean Shireen Pavri says the CSU system’s Center for Teacher Quality gives her college a solid start on evidence of program effectiveness through candidate exit surveys as well as 3-year-out surveys of graduates and their employers. The results inform continuous fine-tuning of the program, which partner school Principal Cassandra Richards says produces reliably high-quality graduates. “When they’re in this program, you don’t have that [new-teacher] worry,” she says.