The Partners for Success initiative, founded by Dean Karen Schuster Webb, Ph.D., provides a framework from which the California School of Education delivers model teacher preparation and other professional education programs in partnership with California public school districts. Our partners include school districts in the Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco metropolitan areas.

Holistic Education Involving the Entire Community

The fundamental concept of Partners for Success is that to facilitate student academic achievement, the educational needs of the entire learning environment must be addressed holistically. We believe that attention and appropriate intervention must be provided not only for students and teachers, but also for:

  • Administrators
  • Counselors
  • School psychologists
  • Parents and other caregivers
  • Support service personnel
  • The community at large

High Expectations

We expect our graduates to:

  • Develop as competent, confident practitioners prepared to meet the educational needs of the 21st century
  • Become global change agents able to foster learning communities within their chosen career environments by demonstrating broad-ranging cross-cultural competencies and professional dispositions
  • Empower and coach those with whom they work
  • Effectively apply theory to practice
  • Serve as leaders and advocates for their students, their colleagues, their communities and their professions

Partner with Us for Education’s Sake

We are always looking for new partners who share our vision. To request a list of partners or to begin a dialogue with the California School of Education about becoming involved with Partners for Success, contact Dr. Preetha Ram, Executive Dean, at

Teach California Partnership

As California continues to face a shortage of special education, mathematics and science teachers, the California School of Education is proud to be partnering with TEACH California to alleviate the situation.

A Rich Career Resource for California Educators

TEACH California is a rich, web-based resource for individuals seeking new or enhanced careers in education, offering:

  • Complete explanation of the teacher preparation process in an interactive game-show format
  • Individualized career pathways for prospective teachers
  • Financial aid and scholarship information
  • Job search assistance
  • Salary and benefits information
  • Video interviews of teachers working in different settings
  • Sample lesson plans
  • Links to important resources
  • Free brochures
  • Outreach materials
  • A searchable database of teacher preparation programs and high/school community college programs that provide early teaching experiences

If Teaching is Your Future…

TEACH California will help you decide if teaching is the right career for you. Log onto now and start exploring. If you decide to pursue a future in teaching: