The Preparing a New Generation of Educators for California initiative intends to ensure that California State University (CSU) teacher preparation programs are producing the teachers needed by the state’s K-12 school districts as they complete their transition to the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Launched by CSU in partnership with the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, this multi-year initiative also aims to build the capacity of individual CSU campuses and the CSU system as a whole to collect, analyze, and use data to drive programmatic decision-making to inform improvement of teacher preparation programs.

WestEd and SRI are conducting a formative evaluation of the initiative at eight CSU campuses: CalStateTEACH, Channel Islands, Fresno, Fullerton, Long Beach, Northridge, San Luis Obispo, and Stanislaus.