teacher prep

4 ways HED needs to strengthen teacher prep programs

Improving content preparation and licensing practices could elevate teacher prep programs, new research finds.

Improving the strength of content preparation in all subject areas teacher candidates will be licensed to teach could lead to stronger teacher preparation programs, especially when it comes to science and social studies, according to new research.

Although a new analysis of the top undergraduate teacher prep programs revealed no common characteristics, lower-ranked programs tend to suffer from relatively weak content preparation provided to science and social studies teacher candidates.

The data
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  • Laura Ascione