California Association of School-University Partnerships

A premier professional association that supports the creation and growth of collaborative, mutually beneficial partnerships between P-12 and higher education communities to positively impact teaching and learning.
CASUP provides leadership and resources for collaborative and reciprocal professional development, networking, and advocacy for school-university partnerships that improve cultural proficiency, teaching and learning for aspiring teachers, experienced educators and all students.

CASUP is a non-profit professional organization which provides resources, professional development and advocacy for the P-12 and university partnerships.

Our organization publishes a biannual magazine and sponsors an annual conference along with meetings, workshops and best practice forums throughout the year.

From its initial beginnings in 2010 as an ad hoc networking group for school-university partnerships in southern California, CASUP was originally organized into a formal 501 (c)3 entity under the name Southern California Professional Development Schools (SCPDS).  As the consortium has grown beyond the geographic boundaries of southern California, the board of directors made the decision to change our name to reflect the entire state: California Association of School-University Partnerships (CASUP). 

CASUP is the first regional affiliate of the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) and is an associated organization with CCTE, California Council on Teacher Education.