The Center for Urban School Partnerships (CUSP) is affiliated with programs at Texas A&M University including the Teacher Induction and Mentoring Program and Governors School. CUSP meets the academic needs of urban students through teacher efficacy, the arts and academics and animal tending. These collaborations positively impact the lives of urban students.

The Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture at Texas A&M University is highly committed to the Professional development for teachers once they graduate and pursue a teaching career. The goal is to produce quality teachers and retain those same quality teachers in the field of education. Texas A&M University continues to enrich the literature and maintain positive working relationships with public school districts, universities and others that can make a difference in the life of a teacher.

CUSP funds and conducts empirical research with the goal of improving education for students in high poverty situations and at-risk backgrounds. This research is then shared through professional development and summits to ensure that all teachers have access to high quality and high impact practices to improve student learning.