PIE Celebrates its 15th Anniversary of Supporting CPP's Future Teachers!
Partners in Education (PIE) is a coalition of academic and community leaders dedicated to advocating for quality education and educational development at Cal Poly Pomona and surrounding communities. Each year, PIE provides fellowships of up to $5,000 to support future teachers enrolled in our teacher credential programs.
The last step before completing their credential requires students to work full-time for one semester in a K-12 classroom under the supervision of a master teacher and attend evening classes on campus at CPP. Most of our students who work part-time or more to support themselves give up their work in order to complete their credential, which creates economic hardship. In response, PIE established its fellowship program to allow our students to focus on their supervised teaching assignments without worrying about how the bills will be paid.
Since its inception in 2005, 192 awards, nearing $1 million in much-needed financial support, have been given to promising students as they complete their studies towards a career in education.
Please join us in celebrating this milestone by making a gift to Partners in Education (PIE) this Giving Day!
Alumna and former PIE recipient Vanessa Beckman works with her students at Roynon Elementary School in La Verne.
The College of Education and Integrative Studies (CEIS) offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs that aim to develop critical thinkers and problem solvers who go on to become teachers, higher education faculty, social workers, non-profit leaders, education administrators and educational psychologists.
We host a large number of first-generation college students. Most need financial support to pay for their courses and cover their expenses. Every cent will be allocated to scholarship support for students, many of whom work multiple jobs and raise families in addition to attending classes. For these students, even a small donation can make a big difference.
Students in our multiple subject credential program develop and practice literacy games to present to their future students during clinical practice.