Bank Street Education Center

Prepared To Teach

Shifting the teacher preparation paradigm for the public good.

Prepared To Teach partners across the country to make sure everyone who wants to be a teacher can afford to attend a quality preparation program. To make this a reality, we identify and work to remove financial barriers to quality preparation that disproportionately impact aspiring teachers, especially those who are from economically and historically disadvantaged groups.

Better teachers mean better schools.

High-quality teacher preparation is possible.
All aspiring teachers should be well-prepared for success in the classroom—and that means having the support necessary to participate in high-quality clinical practice that allows candidates to explore the complexities of pedagogy, to apply theory and research in diverse contexts, and to reflect on their own learning and development.

Prepared To Teach develops sustainable streams of public funding to support high-quality teacher preparation that brings practice into conversation with pedagogy. The result is teacher preparation that’s built to last, thanks to a focus on partnerships and sustainability.

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What would it look like if we changed how we prepare teachers? Research shows that when aspiring teachers are paid to practice for a year before leading a classroom, communities see big benefits.

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Sep 24
Day 2 of the Alaska College of Education Consortium Summit was a great success! A huge thank you to @UAFairbanks
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Sep 23
Day 1 of the Alaska College of Education Consortium Summit in the books! Amazing to see the Schools of Education at…
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Sep 13
RT @bankstreetedu: Excited to announce the 2022-23 #BankStreet #LearningStartsAtBirth Early Childhood Policy Fellows! Learn more about our…