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Project Description

Transforming Teacher Preparation

OUR MODEL

The US PREP model is built from the work at Texas Tech University. There is a large body of research on the aspects of teacher preparation that have the most impact on quality teaching. From this literature, one can identify five key attributes that researchers have found to be associated with increased teacher preparedness:

  • A focus on practice

  • Mentoring and coaching

  • A coherent vision of teaching

  • Integration of coursework and clinical experiences

  • Partnerships as the driving force for change and improvement

The US PREP teacher preparation model embodies all of these elements. Using a shared leadership council, the Center assists school-university leaders in strategic planning, piloting, and scaling of the teacher preparation components as outlined below.

  1. Intensive clinical experiences
  2. One year of mentoring provided by the Site Coordinator
  3. University-school district partnerships
  4. Performance-based assessments
  5. Student perception survey
  1. Highly effective cooperating teachers
  2. Practice-based coursework
  3. Student teaching course
  4. Effective teacher educators
  5. Data for continuous improvement
OUR GOALS & OUTCOMES
OUR SERVICES & SUPPORT

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