Teacher Prep Programs Fail to Prepare Future Preschool Teachers in Essential Classroom Skills

Even many “Gold Standard� programs lack essential content that many assume is being taught


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A new study from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) takes a first look at the inner workings of teacher preparation programs aimed at aspiring preschool teachers, discovering major omissions in essential content and best practices.

The study, Some Assembly Required: Piecing Together the Preparation Preschool Teachers Need, examines a large sample 100 teacher prep programs located in 29 states.

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