Providers who join US PREP make a three-year commitment to piloting and scaling the transformation commitments. Each provider receives a $100,000 sub-award each year for three years. This award is provided to support the initial costs of implementing the transformation goals. Before they are selected to join US PREP, potential university partners engage in an application process to include submission of an application, participating in interviews, and submission of letters of support. This is to ensure their strong and clear commitment to implementing and fully scaling the transformation goals. After a series of vetting discussions with teacher educators and administrators, all key leaders within the partnership (including the university college presidents, provosts, deans and partner district superintendent) are asked to sign a Memorandum of Understanding committing their institution to specified requirements. Each partner site commits to sharing teacher candidate performance data, student perception survey outcomes, and completer outcome data. Data are transparently shared during US PREP coalition meetings for the purpose of trend analysis, learning, and continuous improvement. Below are the application steps:
- Step 1: Attend a pre-orientation meeting with US PREP
- Step 2: Complete the US PREP application
- Step 3: Submit 4 Letters of Support (Dean, President, Provost, and District Chancellor/Superintendent)
- Step 4: Review the grant outcomes and complete the Provider Readiness Survey with a member of the US PREP team.