A teacher pauses to help students--do teacher prep programs need an overhaul?

Do teacher prep programs need an overhaul?


Despite discouragingly high candidate failure rates on licensing tests, teacher prep programs could diversify and improve with a few intentional improvements

Teacher prep programs are failing to pay attention to the content knowledge teacher candidates need, and an astonishingly high number of elementary teacher candidates fail professional licensing tests teach year, according to a new report.

A new analysis from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) reveals that few teacher preparation programs either conduct any sort of screening or require specific coursework in the subject area knowledge traditionally
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