New NCTQ data provides an in-depth analysis of whether teacher prep programs are preparing aspiring teachers in the most effective instructional methods for teaching children to read.
Our nation's elementary schools employ 1.9 million teachers who are prepared by programs housed in over 1,500 separate institutions. Since 2006, NCTQ has reviewed programs, made recommendations, and highlighted the best we've seen of key elements for undergraduate, graduate, and non-traditional elementary programs.
The NCTQ Teacher Prep Review evaluates the quality of programs that provide preservice preparation of teachers. The Review database includes both traditional and non-traditional programs.
The Teacher Prep Review evaluates a total of 1,244 undergraduate and graduate elementary programs offered by education schools in 1,053 public and private institutions of higher education. The institution-based programs evaluated under the Teacher Prep Review are responsible for producing 96 percent of traditionally prepared teachers.
The Teacher Prep Review also examines 58 alternate route and residency programs leading to elementary certification.
Institutional pass rates on elementary content licensure tests provide key insights on ways to better support aspiring teachers.
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