Arizona Four Corners Teacher Prep Project (AZ4CTPP)

Project: Research project

Project Details


Arizona Four Corners Teacher Prep Project (AZ4CTPP) Arizona Four Corners Teacher Prep Project (AZ4CTPP) The Arizona Four Corners Teacher Preparation Project (AZ4CTPP) will prepare, certify, and provide a one-year induction period for 16 American Indian elementary educators currently working in Navajo Nation schools, who are serving as paraprofessionals. AZ4CTPP is a fouryear project that is designed to prepare teachers with a specialized knowledge base to meet the academic and cultural needs of AI/AN students. The project is also a strategic capacity-building alliance between the Department of Din Education (DDOE) and Arizona State Universitys Center for Indian Education (CIE), in cooperation with Navajo Nation schools. Project Objectives and Activities: Goals include: (1) increasing by 16 the number of American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) who obtain licensure while completing bachelors degrees in Indian Education; and (2) instituting a culturally relevant program that trains 16 AI teachers to be learners and leaders in education. Objectives include: (1) recruiting 16 AI participants from among the AZ4CTPP Consortium; (2) meeting participants financial expenses for AZ4CTPP participation; (3) identifying and hiring an American Indian Resource Group Leader who will provide on-site supervision and mentoring in AZ4CTPP coursework; (6) implementing a mentoring program with qualified local educators to induct participants into their first year of teaching; (7) tracking teachers to assess their AZ4CTPP experiences; and (8) collecting data to extend AZ4CTPP to continue meeting the education needs of AI/AN communities. Through distance education delivered via video-enabled real time classes as well as n-person courses, and on-site mentoring and supervision, participants will complete coursework and teacher certification without having to leave their home communities. AZ4CTPP will implement research-based strategies that ensure that participants develop high levels of proficiency in meeting rigorous academic standards (national, state, tribal) within a framework of cultural infusion and curriculum alignment.
Effective start/end date10/1/1012/31/14


  • US Department of Education (DOEd): $1,153,815.00


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