Discover reports, resources, and other materials developed to help organizations move toward sustainable, high-quality teacher preparation.
The Residency Revolution: Funding High-Quality Teacher Preparation
Focuses on strategies for reinvestment—one of our 3 Rs of sustainably funded teacher preparation. Provides guidance for districts to make shifts that permanently embed residency funding in local budgets. Shares ways that partnerships can identify and maximize their savings from a high-quality residency program.
Simple Shifts: Paying Aspiring Teachers With Existing Resources
Focuses on strategies for reallocation—one of our 3 Rs of sustainably funded teacher preparation. Highlights ways partnerships can redesign work roles to better support preparation efforts and to allow candidates to earn compensation during their clinical practice. Shares how districts and programs have leveraged the skills of aspiring teachers to support classroom learning.
The Affordability Imperative: Creating Equitable Access to Teacher Preparation
Focuses on strategies for reduction—one of our 3 Rs of sustainably funded teacher preparation. Shares ways universities can maximize access to financial aid sources and minimize costs associated with quality programs. Spotlights programs that have successfully implemented strategies to reduce costs to aspiring teachers.
Five Domains for Teacher Preparation Transformation
Describes the process of establishing the current Prepared To Teach theory of change, which supports national communities of practice in five domains identified by the Network’s learning agenda in the 2019-2020 school year: mindset shifts, educator roles, labor market alignment, school improvement, and deeper learning.
Aspiring for More: Deeper Partnerships for Sustainable Residencies
Shares lessons learned from 12 university/school district sites as they implemented teacher residency programs during the 2019-2020 school year. Focuses on findings from this work in six areas: sustainability, partnership development, program redesign, supporting school improvement, mentor development, and resident learning.
#MoreLearningLessDebt: Voices of Aspiring Teachers on Why Money Matters
Shares the results of a 2019–2020 survey of teacher candidates’ financial burdens at 12 institutions in seven states. Provides recommendations for practice, policy, and research to improve recruitment and retention in teacher preparation programs.
Co-Designing Teacher Residencies: Sharing Leadership, Finding New Opportunities
Focuses on the development of a teacher residency partnership between Western Washington University and Ferndale School District. Shares lessons from their process of collaboration for other university/school system partnerships interested in creating embedded residency programs.
Making Teacher Preparation Policy Work: Lessons From and For New York (pdf)
Shares lessons from New York’s clinically-rich preparation pilot including principles for policy to support funded teacher residencies in New York and beyond. Provides guidance for state-level policy change to help grow and scale teacher residencies.
Following the Money: Exploring the Economics of Quality Teacher Preparation (pdf)
Provides an in-depth look at the economics of teacher preparation and the systemic shortcomings of current models. Explores how, with a modest investment, the teacher labor market could dramatically shift to allow more strong individuals to enter the profession and, in turn, create better schools.
Clearing the Path: Redesigning Teacher Preparation for the Public Good (pdf)
Draws on lessons from early innovators effectively implementing co-teaching preparation programs to present strategies for the development of strong partnerships that support funding models providing stipends for teacher candidates in full-time residency positions.
Investing in Residencies, Improving Schools: How Principals Can Fund Better Teaching and Learning (pdf)
Shares a case study of an innovative charter school in California. Describes how the school’s financial model enables the funding of co-teaching positions for new teachers within the school.
For the Public Good: Quality Preparation for Every Teacher (pdf)
Identifies public funding streams to support residency program nationwide and outlines how teacher preparation providers and school districts can establish mutually-beneficial partnerships to support high-quality teacher preparation and incentivize positive change across the entire educational ecosystem.