Outreach/Partnerships

Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment
The Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) Program provides opportunities for fully-prepared first and second year teachers to expand and deepen their teaching knowledge and skill. The BTSA Program also provides a smooth transition into the complex responsibilities of teaching, increases the retention of beginning teachers, and improves learning opportunities for their K-12 students.

Clinical Practice and Internship Agreements
The School of Education highly values collaborative relationships with school districts in support of the development of fully prepared teachers.  We are continually seeking school districts who are willing to host our teacher candidates and with whom we can support the continued development of teacher interns.  To place teacher candidates or support teacher interns, CSUSM and the school district must have a conformed agreement.  Current List of Agreements

College Assistance Migrant Program
The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is a federally funded program designed to support first year university students from migrant or seasonal farm worker families.  CAMP provides first year support services to help students develop the skills necessary to succeed in college.

Distinguished Teacher in Residence Program (DTiR)
The Distinguished Teacher in Residence (DTiR) program at CSUSM came about when local superintendents expressed a desire to build collaborative relationships between their school districts and the University's teacher preparation program. The goal of this program is to establish and maintain close connections between teacher education and exemplary school practices. The DTiR program has helped create important linkages between public schools in North San Diego County and CSUSM.

North County Professional Development Federation (NCPDF)
North County Professional Development Federation is a collaboration representing the San Diego County Office of Education, the School of Education at CSU San Marcos, and 25 Northern San Diego County and Southern Riverside County member districts. Resources are shared among the collaborative partners and cost effective professional development is specifically designed to address the needs of member districts (K-12). Workshops are open to all educators countywide.

San Marcos Writing Project
The San Marcos Writing Project (SMWP) is one of 190 sites of the National Writing Project (17 in California), which is a professional development network of teachers whose goal is to improve student-writing achievement by improving the teaching and learning of writing in the nation’s schools.  We host Invitational and Open Institutes around relevant topics in the summer or two to three day workshops during the school year. We also host Young Writer’s Camps for two weeks in the summer at school sites around North San Diego County for students in grades two through eight.

Virginia Hansen Curriculum Center & Symposium
The Hansen Endowment was established in 1998 by Mr. Victor Hansen in honor of his wife, Virginia. Virginia was first and foremost a teacher of children through and through.  For four years the School of Education has hosted the Virginia Hansen Symposium, during which nationally acclaimed speakers, as well as local exemplary teachers and administrators, have provided on-going food for thought to current and future teachers. In this way, Mr. Hansen has assured that Virginia’s legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of teachers.