Loyola CITE Partnership
Loyola Cultural Institutions in Teacher Education (CITE) Partnership
Local museums and other informal learning institutions – including their education staff, collections, programming and pedagogical approaches – have been integrated as mutually beneficial partners in the Teaching, Learning and Leading with Schools & Communities (TLLSC) initial teacher preparation program.
Formed in 2013 around the goal of creating a space for open communication about our work as teacher educators, including challenges and opportunities that arise and how we might support and learn from one another, the CITE partnership group currently consists of 14 educators from six local cultural institutions, university faculty and students. This leadership group supports TLLSC learning experiences for teacher candidates across all program areas, as well as engages in ongoing research about the group and its multifaceted teacher education efforts.