Teacher Preparation Pipeline

Project Description

The Teacher Preparation Pipeline (TPP) STEM/CTE Regional Joint Venture (RJV) aims to provide a model of teacher preparation that successfully recruits, trains and supports existing and future educators throughout the State of California. By creating a regional collaborative within the BACCC region to demonstrate shared practices, courses and strategies which serve both current and future teachers, the TPP RJV aspires to increase the number, quality and diversity of the teaching workforce in the region.

The SF Bay Area region represents 25% of the teaching vacancies in California. Addressing the teaching shortage through the development of collaborative practices and efforts can create models for other regions. Leveraging funds from the Education Futures grant through the CCCCO, the RJV’s are well positioned to increase the sustainability of community college-based teacher preparation efforts in California.

Project Goals - 2018 - 2020
  • Develop regional courses, programs and pathways that address TOP CODE and data tracking needs 
  • Continue to work with Bay Area CSU’s on transfer and articulation efforts
  • Develop a regional marketing plan for teaching and education pathways in partnership with the BACCC Marketing RJV 
  • Complete survey of Human Resources Departments in Community Colleges to assess faculty hiring and training needs (especially CTE ) in our region

Bay Region TPP RJV Representation

Lead Contacts by County:  
  • Kathleen White, City College of San Francisco, kwhite@ccsf.edu -San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Alameda, Contra Costa 
  • Mary Soltis, Cabrillo College, masoltis@cabrillo.edu - Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara County
Partner Community Colleges: Gavilan, Diablo Valley College, Hartnell, Los Medanos, West Valley, Napa Valley, Berkeley City, Chabot, Las Positas, Ohlone, Merritt, San Jose City, Foothill -De Anza, Canada, Skyline

Resources & Products Developed by the TPP RJV – 2016-2018
  • Teach Preparation Regional Survey – Assessing Community College TPP Involvement and needs in the SF Bay Region – Completed Summer 2017

Upcoming Meetings/Calls 2018-19

Friday., Dec. 14, 2018, BACCC TPP RJV Call. 10:00AM, Click HERE to join webinar, Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US) or +1 929 205 6099  (US), Meeting ID: 397 633 4781Agenda 

Fall/EARLY WINTER MEETING at Diablo Valley College, Details forthcoming

Previous Meetings/Calls

POSTPONED DUE TO FIRE RELATED CLOSURE: Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, Fall BACCC TPP RJV Meeting, 10:00AM-2:30PM, Napa Valley College, Performing Arts Building, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, CA 94558Meeting Details & Agenda 

Friday, June 8, 2018, Resources for Future Teachers, 10:00AM-2:30PM, City College of San Francisco, Flyer, 6-8-18 Minutes

Friday April 27, 2018, Regional Teacher Preparation RJV and Education Futures Meeting, 10:00AM-2:30PM, West Valley College, Flyer
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, BACCC RJV TPP,  2-28-18 Minutes

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017, RJV/SWP Collaborative Teacher Pipeline: The Counselor Connection: A Meeting by and for Community College Counselors, 9:30AM -2:00 PM, City College of San Francisco, Flyer

Thursday, October 16, 2017, TPP-Exploring Interest in “EDUCATION FUTURES PROJECT”, 9:00AM - 10:00AM


Sept. 11, 2017 - Memo on “Projects in-Common” Across All Regions – 10% within the Regional Share - Dr. Matt Roberts Ed.D., Dean Workforce and Economic Development Division