Presentation | Sattin-Bajaj, UC Barbara | “Preparing Teachers to Educate Immigrant-origin Students: An Examination of Teacher Credentialing Standards, Coursework, and Opportunities for Expanded Learning”
For children of immigrant backgrounds, teachers can play a critical role in supporting school
engagement, facilitating access to educational opportunities, and promoting high aspirations and
academic success. Yet, few teacher preparation programs focus explicitly on preparing school
personnel to understand and effectively meet the needs of immigrant-origin students and their
In this presentation, Professor Sattin-Bajaj from University of California, Santa Barbara will share emerging results from a multi-method study examining how teachers in California are prepared to educate children in immigrant families that includes analysis of state credentialing standards and course syllabi, interviews with course instructors, and surveys and interviews with teacher candidates from three case study teacher preparation programs. To watch the webinar, click here.