Research

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EdPrepLab conducts, collects, and disseminates high-quality research on equity-focused educator preparation that is grounded in the science of learning and development.

EdPrepLab seeks out and highlights successful and productive practices from across teacher and leader preparation, emphasizing research that informs the field and supports programs that are interested in continuous improvement toward ambitious goals. To this end, EdPrepLab will share and occasionally conduct research that links program characteristics to teacher and student outcomes in pk-12 classrooms. 

Additionally, EdPrepLab gathers and supports research that documents program outcomes, such as employer and candidate perceptions of preparation, graduates’ practices in the classroom, and graduates’ performance on performance assessments.

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Research Brief

Nature Nurtures Teacher Resilience at Trinity University

This research brief from Trinity University describes innovative strategies faculty are using to promote the outcome of teacher resilience through professional learning experiences focused on both understanding and experiencing the restorative power of natural environments.

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Research Report

Changing the Principal Supervisor Role to Better Support Principals: Evidence From the Principal Supervisor Initiative

This report published by Vanderbilt University Peabody College of Education and Mathematica Policy Research presents the efforts of six large school districts.