State Policies to Improve Teacher Preparation
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) developed recommendations for states to improve the preparation of new classroom teachers. This report details a durable plan to transform educator preparation that expands promising practices and collecting evidence to validate and improve them. The SREB Teacher Preparation Commission called on states to:
- Hold all new teachers in a state to the same high standards, and require practice-based licensure tests.
- Require high-quality clinical teaching experiences.
- Develop statewide data systems for continuous improvement.
- Encourage partnerships between teacher preparation programs and k-12 districts.