Practice

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EdPrepLab supports a network of preparation programs focused on infusing social and emotional and academic knowledge into their coursework—including content pedagogical courses—and developing strong, equity-focused educators. EdPrepLab helps programs develop highly coherent and well-integrated coursework and field experiences around a vision of deeper learning and equity  and works to strengthen the capacity of clinical partners to adopt these practices widely.

The network of educator preparation programs includes institutions that are experimenting with new ideas and are eager to learn more about how learning sciences can inform their practice in teacher and leader preparation.

Syllabi from our member institutions highlight how educator preparation programs incorporate principles of deeper learning, science of learning and development, social emotional development, inquiry, equity, and social justice into their coursework and clinical experiences. Search our repository of teacher and leader preparation syllabi.

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Article

How Teacher Preparation Programs Can Help All Teachers Better Serve Students With Disabilities

This article from the Center for American Progress discusses the relationship between teacher preparation and general education teachers’ readiness to support students with disabilities.

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Series

Learning Cafés

Learning Cafés are opportunities for members to lead and participate in small-group discussions about a particular practice or issue related to educator preparation. Learning cafés are a means to extend conversations that begin at EdPrepLab events or to present the work of individual faculty and institutions. Learning Cafés are hosted by EdPrepLab and facilitated by members who are sharing their work.