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.

Strong preparation requires meaningful practice.

NCTQ 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).

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Brand new teachers who had a quality clinical experience are just as effective as teachers with 3 years of experience.

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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