Training and Recruitment

Clinical Practice

Clinical practice (also known as student teaching) is foundational to a teacher’s preparation, but the type and quality of the experience can vary greatly. From traditional student teaching to registered apprenticeships, NCTQ explores the research, policy, and practices to identify how to build a clinical practice experience that prepares new teachers to be effective on day one.

Strong preparation requires meaningful practice.

A growing body of research points toward six key components of clinical practice that can ensure aspiring teachers are ready for the classroom on Day One.

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Most teacher prep programs aren’t providing aspiring teachers with meaningful “hands on” practice opportunities.

Yet most traditional teacher preparation programs—along with their partner schools—are still not doing enough to ensure clinical practice quality. For example, almost no traditional programs take an active role in screening mentor teachers.

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