Training and Recruitment

Student Teaching

There's no reason why student teaching shouldn't provide the same opportunity for high quality practice as do many residencies. We can fix what ails student teaching, without necessarily extending it to a full year, by becoming much more intentional about the experience itself. That's the work NCTQ is undertaking in earnest.

Teacher Prep Review: Clinical Practice & Classroom Management

Oct 2020

New data looks at the training provided by over 1,000 elementary teacher preparation programs in how to manage a classroom and in program efforts to assert quality control in clinical practice experiences (including both student teaching and residencies).

Student teaching is an important time to improve classroom management skills.

Every teacher candidate should learn and practice five key classroom management strategies. Find out what these strategies are in our report: Classroom Management.

Classroom Management

Only 1 in 8 teachers are likely to have the right stuff needed to mentor a student teacher, yet the current system takes any volunteer.

Many great teachers are reluctant to mentor a student teacher. That could change beginning with giving them more say over their student teacher.

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Mentor Teachers

Great student teaching requires both districts and teacher prep programs to raise their standards.

Find out the recipe for a quality student teaching experience by reading Student Teaching in the United States.

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Only 14 states require that cooperating teachers are selected based on evidence of effectiveness.

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