State Strategies for Shaping Effective Teacher Preparation Programs

The importance of ensuring effective teacher preparation programs, or TPPs, continues to be an issue of significant interest to state policymakers. As the focus of teacher education increasingly shifts from training to preparing, several states are undertaking new approaches to identifying and promoting successful TPPs. Strategies to encourage properly prepared new teachers include: raising program admission standards; requiring shadowing of mentor teachers; adopting performance-based funding; and monitoring program outcomes. Louisiana and Tennessee have developed statewide systems that track the academic growth of a teacher’s P-12 students back to the preparation program from which that teacher graduated. This webinar focused on these and other strategies by Southern states to ensure teachers are well-prepared for the classroom.

 

State Strategies for Shaping Effective Teacher Preparation Programs
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m. EST
Presented by CSG South/Southern Legislative Conference

Download the slides in PDF.

Presenters:

Sandi Jacobs
Vice president and managing director of state and district policy
National Council on Teacher Quality 

Elizabeth A. Vilky 
Senior director of state and member relations
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Jane Bray
Chair elect, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Board of Directors 
Dean, Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University 

Ann Larson 
Chair, Advisory Council of State Representatives, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Dean and professor, Department of Middle and Secondary Education, College of Education and Human Development, University of Louisville 

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