About the CRLP at UC San Diego 

Who We Are

Teacher working with a student to help her learn to read. CRLP is part of a state-wide professional development network comprising the nine disciplines required for university admission (UC and CSU) and graduation from high school. Together, this network forms the University of California Subject Matter Projects (CSMP). 

CRLP is part of the California Subject Matter Project (CSMP), administered by the University of California Office of the President and hosted by regional campuses of the University of California (UC), the California State University (CSU), and independent colleges and universities.

Our 11 regional sites are situated across the state, housed in departments of education and university outreach centers.

CRLP Professional Development qualifies as ESEA "High Quality Professional Development" for Title, I, III, V and VII. Part A: and for Title II, Part A and B.

CRLP's Mission

The mission of the California Reading & Literature Project (CRLP) is to provide high quality, standards-based teacher professional development in reading and academic language instruction. Through collaborative partnerships with schools and districts, CRLP supports and sustains continuous academic growth for all students, Pre-K through 12th grade. The CRLP accomplishes this by: 

  • Developing teachers' content knowledge and expanding their teaching strategies (guided by state-adopted frameworks, content standards, and instructional materials) through summer and academic-year institutes and professional development programs.
  • Supporting teachers in the effective use of newly adopted, standards-based instructional materials.
  • Focusing on academic English language development to prepare all students to meet or exceed academic content standards in the subject areas. 
  • Creating a statewide pool of expert teacher leaders and university scholars to conduct project programs and to translate Califoria's educational policies and priorities into sound classroom practices to improve student achievement in Pre-K through 12th grade classrooms. 
  • Linking universities, schools, and districts together in collaborative partnerships to improve teaching and learning with professional development designed to meet district needs. 

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California Subject Matter Project

CRLP is a part of the
California Subject Matter Project