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Being a teacher is harder today than it has ever been. Today's teachers must instruct the most diverse group of students in America's history and lead them, sometimes against all odds, to graduation. Teachers welcome into their classrooms students often traumatized by violence, worried about having enough to eat, and distracted by a multitude of modern-day temptations, and yet they are able to help these students meet ever-higher standards. While the teachers today prepare approximately 180 days worth of lessons a year, they must be ever ready to improvise based on students' comprehension levels. Elementary teachers must lead students to achievement not only in reading and math, but also in social studies, science, and literature. They must be able to make learning fun and exciting in a structured and supportive classroom environment. Even experienced teachers find this extremely challenging.
Now imagine a new teacher on her first day in the classroom. She's eager to start her career yet nervous about what she will encounter this first day, especially as she sees the young expectant faces looking up at her. Is this new teacher equipped to meet the challenges of teaching today's students with all of their modern complexities? Will she be ready from day one?
The answer in large part depends on the quality of the teacher's preparation program.
NCTQ's 2016 Landscape in Teacher Preparation examines 875 traditional undergraduate programs…
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