CEI works with colleges and universities to help K-12 schools prepare students for college, integrate new research-based practices and, where appropriate, host teacher residencies. Some highlights of CEI’s work with higher education are listed below. To learn more about these initiatives or launch a new partnership, contact us today!

  • College Preparation – It is never too early to begin encouraging students to envision their academic future as extending beyond high school into higher education. CEI helps schools make connections with colleges and universities to provide college fairs and visitations as well as support the college application processes at high schools. In the January 2015 e-newsletter from our charter school project known as PICCS, we share the kinds of college connections taking place at CEI-affiliated schools.
  • Residency-based Teacher Training Programs – CEI is partnering with SUNY Oswego to implement a residency-based teacher training program known as “O-RITE” (Oswego Residency Initiative for Teacher Excellence). Through O-RITE, graduate students work as “apprentice teachers” at a public school while completing their coursework. Funded by the New York State Department of Education, the 13-month MAT program is designed to prepare teachers to work in the areas of Secondary Special Education and Science, Math or TESOL in high-need schools in Oswego, Syracuse and New York City.