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Cal State San Marcos has a long history of meaningful partnerships with local K-12 school districts and other educational agencies. From formal agreements that guarantee admission to CSUSM, to teacher professional development opportunities through our School of Education, our programs and partnerships enhance the educational opportunities for both local communities and CSUSM students.
Guaranteed Admission Agreements
CSUSM has established formal agreements with the following local school districts, academies, agencies, and sovereign governments. These agreements establish explicit benchmarks for student participation and performance. Students who meet these benchmarks and meet all minimum CSU eligibility requirements are guaranteed admission to CSUSM:
- Escondido Union High School District
- Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel
- Oceanside Unified School District
- Riverside County Department of Public Social Services Agency (DPSS)
- San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency (Foster Youth)
- San Marcos Unified School District
- San Pasqual Academy
- Temecula Valley Unified School District
- Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District
Outreach and Partnerships
Our School of Education has forged cooperative relationships with numerous local K-12 school districts. Many of these partnerships create powerful professional development opportunities for local teachers that are also beneficial to CSUSM and its faculty and students.
For example, the Distinguished Teacher in Residence (DTiR) program evolved out of a mutual desire for local school districts to be directly involved in teacher preparation at the university and the faculty's desire to remain closely connected with schools. DTiR has helped create and maintain important linkages between public schools in North San Diego County and Cal State San Marcos.