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Teacher Prep Reports

Landscape in Teacher Preparation

May 2017

High school represents an amazing opportunity for students and their teachers. For most Americans, the high school years played a pivotal role in shaping what they know about subjects such...

 

Landscape in Teacher Preparation: Undergraduate Elementary Education

December 2016

NCTQ's 2016 Landscape in Teacher Preparation has examined 875 traditional undergraduate programs that prepare elementary school teachers, finding widely variable levels of quality. Some programs prepare teachers whom parents would...

 

Some Assembly Required: Piecing together the preparation preschool teachers need

June 2016

Preschool teachers have one of the toughest jobs around. Do the prep programs training aspiring preschool teachers give them the skills and knowledge they need to create an high-quality and...

 

Learning About Learning: What Every New Teacher Needs to Know

January 2016

To write this report, we combed through thousands of pages of teacher education textbooks for discussion of research-based strategies that every teacher candidate should learn in order to promote student...

 

Incoherent By Design

February 2015

To understand the different approaches taken by prep programs housed on the same university campus, we examined 13 institutions that offer both a grad and undergrad program preparing new elementary...

 

Training Our Future Teachers: Easy A's and What's Behind Them

November 2014

Using evidence from more than 500 colleges and universities producing nearly half of the nation's new teachers annually, this report answers two questions that go to the heart of whether...

 

Teacher Prep Review 2014 Report

June 2014

Teacher Prep Review 2014 is the second edition of NCTQ's biennial assessment of the nation's 2,400 teacher prep programs. The Review uncovers early evidence that teacher prep programs are beginning...

 

Training Our Future Teachers: Classroom Management

December 2013

This report examines traditional teacher preparation in classroom management, which is a struggle for many teachers, especially new ones. It studies over 100 programs, both elementary and secondary, graduate and...

 

Teacher Prep Review 2013 Report

June 2013

The first edition of the NCTQ Teacher Prep Review is an unprecedented evaluation of more than 1,100 colleges anduniversities that prepare elementary and secondary teachers. As a consumer tool, it...

 

What Teacher Preparation Programs Teach about K-12 Assessment: A review

May 2012

This report provides information on the preparation provided to teacher candidates from teacher training programs so that they can fully use assessment data to improve classroom instruction.

 

Student Teaching in the United States

July 2011

Student teaching serves as a capstone experience for nearly 200,000 teacher candidates each year. In an effort to understand how to get student teaching "right," NCTQ embarked on an ambitious...

 

Ed School Essentials: A Review of Illinois Teacher Preparation

November 2010

The Prairie State is the latest focus of NCTQ's ongoing study of teacher-preparation programs across the country. This time around, we evaluate 113 undergraduate and graduate programs at 53 ed...

 

Ed School Essentials: Evaluating the Fundamentals of Teacher Training Programs in Texas

March 2010

Traditional education schools are under fire for failing to prepare new teachers for the challenges of today's classrooms. With that in mind, NCTQ releases its largest ed school study to...

 

Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers: Are Colorado's education school graduates ready to teach reading and mathematics in elementary classrooms?

December 2009

As a follow up to NCTQ's national studies of how well elementary teachers are prepared to teach reading and mathematics, NCTQ looks at preparation in both subjects in all undergraduate...

 

Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers: Are New Mexico's education school graduates ready to teach reading and mathematics in elementary classrooms?

September 2009

As a follow up to NCTQ's national studies of how well elementary teachers are prepared to teach reading and mathematics, NCTQ looks at preparation in both subjects in all undergraduate...

 

Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers: Are Utah's education school graduates ready to teach reading and mathematics in elementary classrooms?

September 2009

As a follow up to NCTQ's national studies of how well elementary teachers are prepared to teach reading and mathematics, NCTQ looks at preparation in both subjects in all undergraduate...

 

Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers: Are Wyoming's education school graduates ready to teach reading and mathematics in elementary classrooms?

September 2009

As a follow up to NCTQ's national studies of how well elementary teachers are prepared to teach reading and mathematics, NCTQ looks at preparation in both subjects in all undergraduate...

 

What Indiana's Education Schools Aren't Teaching About Reading

March 2009

NCTQ Releases Study of Reading Preparation in Indiana Education Schools: As a follow up to NCTQ's national study on how well elementary teachers are prepared to teach reading, NCTQ looks...

 

No Common Denominator: The Preparation of Elementary Teachers in Mathematics by America's Education Schools

June 2008

American students' chronically poor performance in mathematics on international tests may begin in the earliest grades, handicapped by the weak knowledge of mathematics of their own elementary teachers. NCTQ looks...

 

What Education Schools Aren't Teaching About Reading--and What Elementary Teachers Aren't Learning

May 2006

In this groundbreaking report, NCTQ studied a large representative sampling of ed schools to find out what future elementary teachers are and are not learning about reading instruction. The report,...