About EdPrepLab

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Today's educators need to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to support all students in learning deeply, including an understanding of the science of learning and development and the ability to integrate academic and social emotional learning as they prepare students for a global society.  Educator preparation policy and practice must evolve to help them do so. Recognizing this, the Learning Policy Institute (LPI) and Bank Street Graduate School of Education, created the Educator Preparation Laboratory (EdPrepLab).  

EdPrepLab launched with an inaugural cohort of 15 leading teacher and leader preparation programs, located across 10 different states, which share the goal  of transforming educator preparation. These programs are engaged in deeper learning strategies, guided by a shared set of values, a commitment to equity and social justice, and who are dedicated to expanding these practices nationwide. 

Linking strategic goals in practice, research, and policy, EdPrepLab aims to strengthen educator preparation in the United States by developing and sharing expertise within the network and with the wider field, building a thriving community of practice, and fostering well-informed collaboration between preparation programs, school districts, and state and federal policymakers.


Conducting, collecting and disseminating high-quality research on teacher and leader preparation for deeper learning and equity.

EdPrepLab Team

Who We Are

The EdPrepLab team is composed of experts in educator preparation research, policy, and practice from the Learning Policy Institute and Bank Street Graduate School of Education. Many are former educators, and all are passionate about strengthening educator preparation.