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Michael D. Eisner College of Education

Accelerated Collaborative Teacher Education Program

ACT Philosophy & Vision


The ACT Preparation Program reflects the philosophy and guiding values of the Michael D. Eisner College of Education. This philosophy is expressed in the conceptual framework adopted by the College:

The faculty of the Michael D. Eisner College of Education, regionally focused and nationally recognized, is committed to Excellence through Innovation. We believe excellence includes the acquisition of professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions and is demonstrated by the growth and renewal of ethical and caring professionals - faculty, staff, candidates - and those they serve.  Innovation occurs through collaborative partnerships among communities of diverse learners who engage in creative and reflective thinking.  To this end we continually strive to achieve the following competencies and values that form the foundation of the Conceptual Framework.


The values that the ACT Program promotes are reflected in the College’s Conceptual Framework and following vision statement:

We are a collaborative, supportive, empowering community comprised of LAUSD, other cooperating districts, and the University. We are united in the commitment to invigorate ongoing teacher education and utilize research and assessment that will inspire best teaching practices to meet the diverse needs of students and to significantly affect student achievement.

Our goal as a Collaborative is to create and sustain a learning and teaching community that fosters collaborative planning, teaching and inquiry among teacher candidates, university faculty, and the PreK-12 community.