Building Better Teachers

NCTQ Teacher
Prep Review


Our commitment to shared transparency

NCTQ is asking institutions to provide documents that describe the fundamental aspects of their teacher preparation programs: the subject matter teachers are supposed to know, the real-world classroom practice they are supposed to get and the outcomes that they achieve once they enter the classroom. Taken together, the evidence we are gathering will answer a key question: Are individual programs setting high expectations for what new teachers should know and be able to do for their students?

A number of institutions have let us know that they do not intend to participate in the Review, some even before we formally asked them for documents. As a result, we have begun to make open records requests using state "sunshine" (or "freedom of information act") laws.

We'll be regularly updating our progress, so come back soon to learn more about our efforts to bring transparency to teacher prep.