The College and Career Readiness Initiative fosters statewide higher education collaboration on the improvement of educator quality and implementation of the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS). The English/Language Arts Faculty Collaborative engages faculty members in teacher education and English to ensure that all English/language arts teachers are fully prepared to help their students meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Findings (Publications and Presentations)

Project Design


To integrate the CCRS into preservice teacher education programs, to enhance teacher education so that teachers successfully address the diverse needs of today's students, and to ensure that high school students graduate ready for college and/or careers


Teacher education and English faculty members at institutes of higher education across Texas

Principal Investigators

  • Marty Hougen

Collaborative Partners

  • Texas State University: Mathematics
  • Texas A&M Corpus Christi: Science
  • The University of Texas at Arlington: Social Studies

Funding Agency


  • 2008–2013


Texas Faculty Collaboratives