On the eve of mandated education reform, the U.S.PREP National Center will create a coalition of universities and school districts to improve teacher education.
The Texas Tech University College of Education received a $7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create a national center aimed at reforming teacher preparation programs in the southern United States. It is one of three teacher prep programs and Texas Tech is the only university to receive this grant.
The center, which will allow Texas Tech to partner with other universities and school districts, will be called the U.S.PREP National Center. U.S.PREP is an acronym for University-School Partnerships for the Renewal of Educator Preparation.