The role of the two-year college in the mathematics and science preparation of prospective teachers is fast becoming a prominent inﬂuence on teacher education programs across the country. This article describes the multifaceted role of Tulsa Community College (TCC), Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the preparation of prospective teachers in math and science. Since 1987 Tulsa Community College has hosted many events, activities, and programs aimed at the sciences. TCC activities/programs have focused on five areas: (1) preservice and inservice preparation; (2) summer teacher institutes supported by state and federal grants; (3) recruitment and emphasis on underrepresented groups; (4) parateacher associate degree/certiﬁcation program; (5) workshops, seminars, and other activities. This article presents the TCC role by examining these five areas in terms of assessment of successful strategies, signiﬁcant collaborations, and impact of the TCC teacher preparation activities on students and the community. Also presented are the implications for future TCC programs and the TCC vision for the math and science preparation of prospective teachers for the 21st century and beyond.
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"The Integral Role of Tulsa Community College in the Mathematics and Science Preparation of Prospective Teachers,"
Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations: Vol. 1
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jmsce_vamsc/vol1/iss2/6