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Higher Education Partners

The CAST network partners with higher education institutions to develop the next generation of teachers and principals. Over time, we will support full-time teacher and principal residencies and dedicated faculty housed at each of our schools to create learning laboratory environments. The network also looks to deepen the relationship with higher education through research partnerships, mentoring, dual credit, summer classes, and more.

At CAST Tech, our core higher education partners are the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and San Antonio College. UTSA is embedding its next generation of teachers along CAST Tech master teachers, offering education methods classes within the CAST Tech building and undertaking research of CAST Tech’s unique approach. CAST Tech students also benefit from the strong relationship with higher education faculty in computer science, business, and engineering.

CAST Tech has developed a three-way partnership with San Antonio College to give CAST Tech students access to college-level dual credit courses at both campuses and to ensure maximum transferability of those higher-level courses. CAST Tech students have participated in summer opportunities at both SAC and UTSA, and those relationships continue to grow.

At CAST STEM, our core higher education partners are Texas A&M-San Antonio (TAMUSA) and Palo Alto College. Prospective teachers at TAMUSA will spend two years working alongside CAST STEM master teachers.

CAST STEM has developed a partnership with Palo Alto College to give CAST STEM students access to college-level dual credit courses in advanced manufacturing, logistics, and energy, with some of those courses taking place on the college campus itself.

CAST Med is designed to begin preparing young people for a variety of medical professions with pathways in healthcare and biomedical sciences and gain a significant advantage by earning industry-recognized certifications such as Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, Biotechnician Assistant, and more, setting them apart in their chosen fields. Students can earn college credits at Texas A&M University-San Antonio and receive mentorship support from medical students from the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine. Students also have the opportunity to experience learning at Universidad de las America Puebla.