Community Partnerships 

within the College of Education


The Opportunity Propject (TOP)

South Campus Teacher Education Program

WIchita Public Schools (USD 259)

Teacher Ed.packet

Teacher Quality Partnership

Funding from the Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) grant, will enable Wichita State University (WSU) and its Local Education Agency--Wichita Public Schools (WPS)--and not-for-profit partners--The Opportunity Project and Rainbows United)-- to provide high quality, integrative, comprehensive, preparation for urban education. The grant will transform, through the creation of the Urban Teacher Preparation Program, elementary and secondary preparation with added instruction for ESOL endorsement in a Professional Development School model for approximately 150 WSU graduates yearly. The grant will also offer a teacher residency program for early childhood special education. The core curriculum for all levels of concentration will focus on urban education and diverse student needs, paying close attention to the literacy skills of the students in these high-need schools. Recruitment efforts for teacher candidates will focus on individuals from under-represented populations through high school career development courses and Future Educators Associations. Recruitment for the residency program will target mid-career professionals interested in teaching. The grant will focus on activities to retain graduates in the teaching profession through a mentor program as they progress through their first two years as teachers . To learn more visit http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/academics/education/