Education news, analysis, and opinion about how teachers are prepared for the classroom.
- Teacher Preparation How Teacher-Prep Programs Should Help Future Educators Adapt to Crisis and ChangeThe pandemic threw teachers into chaos and asked them to make sense of it for students.Teacher Preparation States Relax Teacher Certification Rules to Combat ShortagesFaced with an uneven supply of teaching talent, states are lowering the bar on some licensing hoops.Teacher Preparation Student Teachers Are Learning Outdated Tech in Prep ProgramsMost teacher preparation programs aren't keeping up with advances in technology, concludes a report scheduled to be discussed at ISTE.Teacher Preparation Opinion What’s Ahead for the Nation's First Federally Approved Teacher-Apprenticeship Program?The model promises to make licensure less costly while opening the profession to a broader pool of potential candidates.Teacher Preparation Alternative Certification Programs Are Booming. But Candidates Aren't FinishingThese non-university-based programs enroll more teachers of color and tend to be cheaper, but quality control remains a concern.Teacher Preparation Are Aspiring Elementary Teachers Learning Enough Math?Teacher-prep programs don’t always dedicate enough time to elementary math coursework, a report finds.Teacher Preparation Opinion An Unconventional Approach to Teacher TrainingTeacher educators at one university are rethinking the concept of teaching and how to best prepare candidates for the classroom.Teacher Preparation Opinion Make Teacher Prep Practical, Not TheoreticalReady teachers for the rigors of the classroom—how to plan lessons, differentiate instruction, and all the elements of educating students.Teacher Preparation Opinion Teacher Prep Should Include Classroom-Culture TrainingGreat teachers foster environments where students want to be.Teacher Preparation Opinion Are Teacher-Prep Programs Out of Touch?Teacher-prep courses are frequently taught by instructors who have been away from the K-12 classroom a long time.Teacher Preparation Why These Aspiring Teachers Are Eager to Enter a Beleaguered ProfessionFour soon-to-be teachers share why they're going into the classroom.Teacher Preparation Fewer People Are Getting Teacher Degrees. Prep Programs Sound the AlarmColleges of education grapple with a downward trend in students, with the pandemic only adding to concerns about the decline.Teacher Preparation ‘More Than a Demographic’: The Important Work of Cultivating Native TeachersA graduate program at the University of Oregon is training Native and Alaska Native teachers to build a deeper bench of Indigenous educators.Teacher Preparation Video A Native Teacher Works to Return to His TribeAn alumnus of the University of Oregon’s Sapsik’ʷałá master’s program discusses how it helped him reach his professional goal as an educator.Teacher Preparation Video I Am Native American and a Teacher. That Matters to My StudentsA 2004 University of Oregon graduate helps her students see that it’s possible to be both Native and a teacher.