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.

The Latest on Student Teaching

May 2017

The latest edition of the NCTQ Teacher Prep Review zeros in on what teacher prep programs are - and aren’t - doing to help student teachers get the most out of their experiences.

From Kate's Desk

A Word from Kate Walsh

No idea captivates me more than fixing student teaching. Student teaching should and can serve as schools' primary source of high quality, low cost teaching talent and could also drive improvements in some long standing imbalances in teacher supply and demand.

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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