In Linked Learning pathways, teachers use additional skills and proficiencies not typically employed in traditional schools. Teachers must be adept at:
A growing network of universities has been developing teacher preparation programs that provide a Linked Learning lens to the state-approved Single Subject Credential Program. They are developing 1) replicable models for Single Subject Credential Programs that will prepare new teachers to participate as professional educators in Linked Learning pathways and schools; and 2) a network of teacher preparation institutions throughout the state that are implementing these models. Student teaching experiences occur in collaboration with and at Linked Learning sites so that credential candidates not only learn about the Linked Learning approach in their university classes but also experience it as student teachers.
The School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University, in collaboration with ConnectEd and three other California State University (CSU) campuses (CSU Fresno, CSU Sacramento, and CSU San Bernardino) founded this network in 2008. California State University Long Beach and the University of California, Los Angeles joined the network in 2010, bringing the current number of universities in the network to six. The James Irvine Foundation is generously supporting this work.
Overview of Linked Learning Lens for the SB2042 Single Subject Credential Program (PDF, 110 KB)
Philosophy and Core Proficiencies (PDF, 119 KB)