Training and Recruitment


While there are many problems with teacher licensure, it serves an important purpose. States need to set minimum expectations for who enters the profession. Deciding on those expectations is where states often trip up.

NCTQ provides clear, actionable recommendations to states for modernizing licensing requirements, safeguarding the quality of teachers without freezing out strong candidates.

The nation needs a strong, diverse teacher workforce to fulfill its promise of equal opportunities for all.

Exploring teacher licensure pass rate data from different perspectives is key to building a stronger, more diverse teacher workforce.

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All of our children deserve access to well-prepared teachers with a strong foundation in their subject area, the instructional skills to accelerate learning, and the understanding to support and inspire.

NCTQ examines state policy trends that govern some of the most essential aspects of teacher preparation, from reading and content knowledge licensure exams to admissions and basic skills test requirements.

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