Push for Quality Faces Uphill Climb for Florida's Teacher Preparation Programs

No Florida Program Earns 'Top Ranked' Status


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The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released its 2014 Teacher Prep Review, with a much expanded and more comprehensive evaluation of 1,612 teacher preparation programs across the United States, and for the first time, a numeric ranking of programs. No program in Florida earned national 'Top Ranked' status—a distinction awarded to 107 programs in the nation for overall strong performance—leaving Florida State University with the highest ranked elementary program and University of Central Florida with the highest ranked secondary program in the state.

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