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CalEPIC Consortium

Support equity, inclusivity, and the whole child. In partnership with CalEPIC, USF strives to increase equitable access and opportunities for all California students. Through professional development and technical assistance programs, you'll be prepared to make a measurable impact in schools and communities. 

About CalEPIC

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CalEPIC supports pre-service teachers and educator preparation programs (EPPs). CalEPIC was developed by the Thompson Policy Institute on Disability at Chapman University, through funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The network of EPPs, which in addition to USF includes Claremont Graduate University, Loyola Marymount University, Saint Mary’s College of California, and the University of Redlands, works to ensure a diverse and robust teaching workforce that meets the needs of all students, including Black, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, and those students experiencing poverty, as well as students with disabilities.

Our participation in CalEPIC responds to research suggesting that teacher preparation needs a new model for recruitment, training, and in-service support for teachers to effectively respond to socially inequitable social and schooling conditions that students experience today."

Patrick CamangianAssociate Professor of Teacher Education

Our Focus Areas

  • Ensure students with disabilities, including those with extensive support needs, are addressed across all credential types
  • Embed Universal Design for Learning and Social-Emotional Learning
  • Consider the intersections of disability, race, language, and socioeconomic status, especially as it relates to special education and the school-to-prison pipeline
  • Focus on anti-bias and anti-racist practices across all credential areas
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Dean, School of Education

The USF CalEPIC project is a perfect fit with the School of Education’s Center for Humanizing Education and Research (C-HER) as both strive to increase institutional and collective capacity to impact public consciousness, policy, and practice in order to build stronger movements towards justice."


Dean, School of Education

USF Joins Inaugural Cohort

USF has been selected as one of five educator preparation programs (EPPs) in the California Educator Preparation Innovation Collaborative (CalEPIC). 

Assoc. Professor Genevieve Negron Gonzales

School of Education

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