Tag Archives: teacher preparation programs

Let’s Lower the Bar to Enter the Teaching Profession

Let’s Lower the Bar to Enter the Teaching Profession

This week, the Teacher Quality Blog examines one side of a contentious debate on whether or not the requirements to enter the teaching profession should be raised or lowered. In case you missed it, here’s last week’s piece titled “Let’s Raise the Bar to Enter the Teaching Profession,” which examines the other side of this… Read More »

Let’s Raise the Bar to Enter the Teaching Profession

Let’s Raise the Bar to Enter the Teaching Profession

This week, the Teacher Quality Blog examines one side of a contentious debate on whether or not the requirements to enter the teaching profession should be raised or lowered. Look for next week’s piece, titled “Let’s Lower the Bar to Enter the Teaching Profession,” which examines the other side of this issue. By Amy Auletto… Read More »

Are Teacher Preparation Programs the Smartest Investment We Can Make?

Are Teacher Preparation Programs the Smartest Investment We Can Make?

By Amy Auletto Undergraduate elementary teacher programs have made progress recently, but still have room for improvement according to a recent report released by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). NCTQ examined 875 university-based teacher education programs and found that there have been improvements in a number of areas. More programs now include research-supported… Read More »

New Federal Teacher Preparation Regulations – Implications for Michigan State University’s Teacher Preparation Program

New Federal Teacher Preparation Regulations – Implications for Michigan State University’s Teacher Preparation Program

This week’s post is written by Dr. Corey Drake. Corey Drake is an Associate Professor and Director of Teacher Preparation at Michigan State University. Her work focuses on the preparation of elementary teachers to teach mathematics in diverse contexts. Her current research includes studies of pre-service elementary teachers’ learning from and about the use of mathematics… Read More »

New Teacher Preparation Regulations Announced, Implications for Michigan

New Teacher Preparation Regulations Announced, Implications for Michigan

By Amy Auletto Last week, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced new regulations that will require teacher preparation programs to be more transparent about their effectiveness across a number of measures. According to the ED, these regulations seek to improve outcomes for teacher preparation programs while still affording states the flexibility to determine specifically… Read More »

Deans Aim to Transform Teacher Preparation

Deans Aim to Transform Teacher Preparation

By Dave Reid Last week, 18 college of education leaders announced the formation of Deans for Impact with the goal of transforming how teachers are prepared and how teacher preparation programs are evaluated. Deans for Impact is led by a variety of institutional leaders, including Deans from The Johns Hopkins University, USC Rossier School of… Read More »

Potential Issues With Teacher Preparation Accountability

Potential Issues With Teacher Preparation Accountability

By Jason Burns Last week’s Green & Write post in Assessment and Accountability outlined the main components of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s proposed plan to hold teacher preparation programs (TPPs) accountable for the quality of their graduates. According to the rules released on November 25, TPPs will be evaluated based on how successful their… Read More »

The Accountability of Teacher Preparation Programs

The Accountability of Teacher Preparation Programs

By Adrienne Hu Teacher quality and teacher evaluation are of more interest than ever to those who care about the accountability frameworks in K-12 education. Accordingly, university-based teacher preparation programs (TPPs), from which most public school teachers graduated, also have received a lot of pushback from outside the community to reform in order to improve… Read More »

NCTQ Releases another Controversial, Important Study

NCTQ Releases another Controversial, Important Study

By Dave Reid and Corey Savage The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a Washington-based education reform advocacy group, recently released a report that focuses on the rigor of teacher preparation programs. NCTQ’s most recent report calculated the percentage of education majors who graduated with honors using information from college and university commencement brochures. Roughly… Read More »