UC Curriculum Integration (UCCI)
The UC Curriculum Integration (UCCI) program was established in 2010 to foster the development of high school courses that integrate career technical education (CTE) with academic study to satisfy the "a-g" subject requirements for admission to UC and the California State University systems. The UCCI program’s two main initiatives are the UCCI Institutes and the UCCI Teacher Exchange Program.
The UCCI Institutes
At the UCCI Institutes, teachers are given the time and resources they need to collaborate successfully on the creation of model integrated courses. UCCI Institutes participants receive a stipend for their work, and the UCCI program covers expenses for lodging and meals. Participants also gain the experience and skills to serve as “teacher leaders” in their schools or districts, guiding their colleagues through the collaborative course-design process to integrate other academic disciplines and CTE industry sectors.
The UCCI Teacher Exchange
UCCI Teacher Exchange events are held at the request of schools, districts or other educational institutions, and are designed to support teachers who are preparing to implement UCCI courses by connecting them with others who are experienced with the courses and who can share lesson plans, materials and insights. At Teacher Exchanges, participants collaborate in small groups, tailoring curriculum to meet the needs of their own students. UCCI Teacher Exchanges are free to participants, and a working lunch is provided.
The Spring 2014 UCCI Institutes will be held April 10-13 at the Hyatt SFO in Burlingame and will focus on courses that integrate:
- the Engineering & Architecture CTE industry sector with mathematics (“c”) or laboratory science (“d”)
- the Information & Communication Technologies CTE industry sector with mathematics (“c”) or English (“b”)
The deadline to apply to the Spring 2014 UCCI Institutes is 11:59 p.m. February 9. Teachers can apply online now.
Participants receive a $300 stipend; costs for registration, lodging and meals are covered by UCCI with financial support administered by the California Department of Education. Each teacher's school or district will be reimbursed a total of $250 to help cover substitute costs. UC encourages schools and districts to cover participants' travel costs.