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Late-breaking news: Cooperating teachers should be good at teaching!!
Oftentimes research is way out ahead of the conventional wisdom. Occasionally though, common sense ends up being justified by research.

Student Teaching in the United States
Student teaching serves as a capstone experience for nearly 200,000 teacher candidates each year. In an effort to understand how to get student teaching "right," NCTQ embarked on an ambitious...

Is undergraduate preparation the best way to train a teacher?
Unlike any other state, the majority of Texas teachersare prepared by non-traditional programs.

The emerging science on predicting if a teacher will be effective
Researchers have spent decades investigating the most valid predictors and measures of teacher quality, with one of the hopes being that school districts will know exactly what to look for...

Benefits of learning from the best
Some of the essential skills can be learned from textbooks and lectures—but knowing how to put it all in motion requires some real-world practice.

Student teaching and initial licensure in the times of coronavirus
States must now consider how these coronavirus-related closures are impacting student teaching and other licensure requirements.

Beating the drum on student teaching
Student teaching may not be a magic bullet for combating the myriad problems that plague teacher preparation, but it sure comes close...

Persuading great teachers to take on student teachers
Remember when we learned just how powerful a good cooperating teacher can be for a teacher-in-training?

The missing link
While all student teaching experiences are notcreated equal, understanding and measuring how they are different turns out tobe a challenge.

Life lessons from a trip to the hospital
No matter how much I am inclined to trust someone else's expertise, I need to be my own best advocate.

Start Here to Become a Teacher
Peppered with plenty of advice from practicing teachers, Start Here to Become a Teacher provides advice to people interested in teaching and allows aspiring educators to more wisely "comparison shop"...

Win-win-win for student teaching
New research adds two fascinating twists to this (thankfully) increasingly popular field of research.

Late-breaking news: Cooperating teachers should be good at teaching!!
Oftentimes research is way out ahead of the conventional wisdom. Occasionally though, common sense ends up being justified by research.

Increasing the value of student teaching
Student teaching is intended to serve as the opportunity for aspiring teachers to apply what they have learned from their preparation programs in real classroom settings.

Drowning in data from the OECD
Though I've never considered myself an isolationist, I am increasingly questioning the value of looking beyond American borders for insights into education, at least regarding teacher quality.

2018 Teacher Prep Review
The 2018 Teacher Prep Review examines the results of rating 567 traditional graduate programs, 129 alternative route programs, and 18 residencies preparing both elementary and secondary teachers. The Review includes...

Want to keep great teachers in high-needs schools? Train them there
Even today, high-needs schools struggle to attract and, more critically, retain effective and experienced teachers. We think teacher prep programs are missing a huge opportunity to tackle this issue, through...

The Power of Productive Classroom Experience
Whether you're running a marathon, learning something new, or trying to improve student achievement, there's no advantage quite like a head start. Unfortunately, teacher prep programs tend to squander this...

Teacher Prep Review: Undergraduate Secondary Education
High school represents an amazing opportunity for students and their teachers. For most Americans, the high school years played a pivotal role in shaping what they know about subjects such...

The best teacher quality research of 2016!!
Teacher quality researchers made plenty of provocative headlines in 2016. They identified trends to monitor, new tips for the trade, and a few wins worth celebrating. Here are the papers...

Matchmaking matters when it comes to student teaching
With the year's most romantic holiday freshin our memories, we turn to a different kind of matchmaking: matching studentteachers with the right schools.

#2—Most Informative Research Every Superintendent Should Be Reading
A Foot in the Door: Exploring the Role of Student TeachingAssignments in Teachers' Initial Job Placements by Krieg, Theobald, &GoldhaberEvery district wants to get a leg up onhiring the best...

2015 State Student Teaching Policies
See how states fared on our policy goals for student teaching, including selecting cooperating teachers based on effectiveness.

Can student teaching be the driver for teacher quality?
I can be a slow learner.My colleagues at NCTQ and I have been working together on teacher quality for well over a decade. For a long time, we sorted issues...

Is it better to look like a good idea than be one?
Studentteaching is intended to be the culminating experience of a teacher'spreparation. It's typically a fall or spring semester commitment. Over the lastfew years, there's been a steady drum beat for...

Think we know what’s behind teachers’ job choices? Think again.
As a group, teachers tend to defy the old adage "you can't go home again," usually taking jobs within 50 miles of where they went to high school and making...

By our powers combined…
Sometimes therejust aren'tenough great teachers to go around. Placing two, eventhree student teachers in a single classroom is one way that teacher prepprograms are working around shortages of qualified cooperating...

Hash it out: Contradictory findings on teacher prep and persistence
Districtsoften ask NCTQ to identify the preparation programs that produce teachers whowill stay in the classroom through thick and thin. So we eagerly dove into tworecent articles, one by RichardIngersoll...

What does rigorous clinical practice look like?
Everyone says practice matters; butthe Match Teacher Residency provides a shining example of a rigorous, practice-permeatedapproach to training designed to ensure that new teachers will hit the groundrunning. It may...

New Study: Teacher Preparation Programs Fail to Ensure that Student Teaching, the Most Formative Experience of a Teacher's Preparation, Lives Up to Its Billing,-the-Most-Formative-Experience-of-a-Teachers-Preparation,-Lives-Up-to-Its-Billing
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a nonpartisan research and advocacy group, released a national study that provides the most comprehensive review of student teaching arrangements ever done,...

2012 State Teacher Policy Yearbook: Improving Teacher Preparation National Summary
The State Teacher Policy Yearbook provides detailed analysis of any and every state policy that impacts the teaching profession. The Yearbook is a 52-volume encyclopedia (51 state reports including the...