Elementary Teachers Not Getting the Preparation Needed for Classroom; Extraordinarily High Numbers Fail Professional Licensing Tests

Few Teacher Prep Programs Deliver the Math, English, Science, and Social Studies Content Elementary Teachers Need


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New analysis from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) reveals both astonishingly high numbers of elementary teacher candidates failing their professional licensing tests each year, as well as widespread evidence that teacher preparation programs give scant attention to the content knowledge candidates need.

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