Teacher Preparation Collaborative
The Teacher Preparation Collaborative (TPC) is an opportunity for individuals who hold a bachelor's degree to become secondary teachers in one of the following licensure areas: Business, Chemistry, Communication Arts & Literature, Earth Science, Life Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Social Studies. Students receive support from WSU Faculty, master teachers, and a cohort of peers. Additionally, students learn from observation, teaching, and feedback. Students selected to participate in this program will complete summer coursework from May-July, an internship in a public school from August-June, and evening seminars throughout the course of the program. Here are some resources to get you started:
If you answer the call to teach, you will not be disappointed. When you have finished this program, you will not only be prepared to apply for a teaching license, you will also have earned thirty graduate credits.
The master teachers that the TPC interns (students) work with are called Intern Coaches. Intern Coaches serve as mentors to the interns over the course of the academic year. They provide feedback, teach instructional strategies, and review lesson plans.
Gainful Employment DisclosureThe U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities that have any financial aid eligible programs that “prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation” to disclose certain information, such as program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; and the number of students who have completed the program.
Gainful Employment Disclosure (PDF)