Teacher Prep

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On Deck Front PageOur National Teacher Fellows collaborated with the U.S. Department of Education and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education to formulate questions on a crucial topic affecting experienced and aspiring teachers alike: TEACHER PREPARATION. This teacher-led, teacher-sourced research project spanned six weeks, consisting of virtual and in-person engagement, and included the perspectives of nearly 2,000 current classroom teachers regarding their pathways to certification. 

The research findings in On Deck: Preparing the Next Generation of Teachers reveal data collected from educators spanning 49 states and a variety of experience levels, especially pertaining to:

~ Curriculum addressing college- and career-ready standards

~ Preparation for serving high-need/persistently low-achieving populations

~ Beneficial experiences for preservice teachers

~ Accountability measures for teacher preparation programs


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We believe that classroom educators have experience and insight that can help preparation programs improve in order to better prepare future educators. This report is designed to jump-start that conversation and our National Teacher Fellows stand ready to collaborate with their states and districts, preparation programs, and policy leaders to assist with this growth. 

Read Up on Teacher Prep

  • John Clark for Teach to Lead: Preparing Pre-service Teachers with Mentors: A Point of Agreement

  • Meghan Everette for AACTE: Ease Mobility, Elevate the Profession with License Reciprocity

  • John Clark for AACTE: Teacher Recommendations for Enhancing Teacher Preparation

  • David Edelman for Data Quality Campaign: Good Guidelines Can Foster Growth

  • Amanda Ward for Stories from School: Teacher Preparation – A Shared Responsibility

  • Jill Cullis for AAE’s Education Matters: The Importance of Revised Teacher Preparation Programs 

  • Amelia Hamilton for Education Watchdog: Are teachers prepared for the realities of the classroom?

  • Andrew Scanlon for Fordham InstituteOn Deck: Preparing the Next Generation of Teachers

  • Lisette Partlow for Newsweek: Rethinking How We Teach Our Teachers

  • Danielle Brown for Stories From School AZ: Teacher Prep and Title II

  • Amanda Zullo for Insights from Within: What My Program Did Right

  • Robyn Howton for Rodel Foundation: The Future of Teacher Prep

  • Meghan Everette for Scholastic: Teacher Prep: Real Advice by Real Teachers

  • Sungti Hsu for AACTE: Hope Street Group Report: Teachers Reflect on Preparation

  • Brennan Parton for Data Quality CampaignFeedback Loops Can Close the Information Gap for Teacher Prep

  • Amanda Zullo for AACTE: A Practitioner’s Reflections From AACTE Annual Meeting

  • Meghan Everette for EDgeSupporting Teacher Success: Don’t Wait for Reform

  • Lauren Stuart for Teaching & Learning: On Deck: Teachers Can Prepare Teachers

  • Allison Riddle for NNSTOY: Flying Solo: The Need for Greater Support

  • Starr Sackstein for Edweek: If Education is Going to Change, Teacher Prep Needs to First

  • David Edelman for Medium: All Teachers Are “Developing”

  • Anna Baldwin for Medium: Power in Numbers: Why Teachers Should Unite Around Solution

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