The K-12 Teachers Alliance (KTA) experienced another strong fall start in 2020, with 2,634 teachers entering programs at our 19 partner institutions across the country. Through our proprietary Standard Operating Procedure, which leverages our school district relationships, individual building principals and digital engagement zoom meetings with local teachers, KTA continues to be the premier organization at identifying and meeting the needs of the K-12 community. The pandemic made it necessary to deliver digital engagement via zoom meetings which has been highly successful.
Below are some highlights and a few examples of the intricate and proven results produced by our propriety SOPs and needs analysis process in local school districts across the country top deliver engaged enrollee.
Continuing our highly engaging communication process through more than 859 school districts in Illinois, we helped facilitate teachers entering 21 different master’s degree programs and 9 different doctoral strands.
Concordia University Chicago (CUC) is the leading provider of the Illinois Principal Prep Program, and through partnership with KTA can offer this program on over 200 zoom information meetings during the pandemic. KTA’s deep school district relationships allow it to get close to teachers who are interested in furthering their education and careers.
KTA delivers a continuous needs analysis process leading to positive enrollment outcomes. KTA provides direct competitor and market analysis to GW regarding the availability of in demand programming. Through direct contact with individual teaches KTA acquires interested students, ready to apply, once new programs are created. The result of this collaborative effort KTA has provided GW nearly 600 doctoral students in North Carolina. Program development is significantly less risky when the market is identified and clarified before a KTA partner invests in the process.
Our Southern California partner, Concordia University Irvine (CUI) has a long-standing relationship with the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA). KTA helps future administrators, not only with the steps they need to enroll in the Administrative Licensure Program, but also helps them obtain their free membership in the association. This gives our partner program a competitive advantage over similar programs in the very competitive Los Angeles and Orange County market.
CUI and KTA work together to provide local teachers looking for more programing options. This has included flexible one year option in both Curriculum & Instruction and the Educational Technology programs. This not only provided greater competitive options for the teachers, but also directly led to an increase in enrollment for these programs.
In LA and Orange County, union cooperation is the key to long term success. KTA has formal district relationships with many districts in California. Some of our most successful partnerships include Irvine, Tustin, Long Beach and LA unified. During the 2019-2020 school year KTA can provided focused zoom information meetings for those areas while potentially reaching the entire state teacher population while assessing needs and facilitating programs from our partner institution.
University of St. Thomas – KTA has partnered with The University of St. Thomas (UST) in the Houston area for over 12 years and experienced a great deal of success meeting the need of teachers in the area. KTA works with UST on gaps in programing that are in demand in the market. By doing so it allows about the lack of high quality Educational Diagnostician Programs for teachers in the San Antonio and Dallas metropolitan areas. We are currently working to expand these and similar program to even more districts across Texas.