Policy Brief

The Uneven Landscape of Teacher Preparation

Leslie T. Fenwick
September 2022 | National Association of State Boards of Education

This report from the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) explores the disparities within teacher preparation programs across the United States. It gives insight into the varying quality and rigor of these programs, highlighting the unevenness in standards, curricula, and accreditation processes. The report underscores the critical need for more uniformity and accountability in teacher preparation to ensure that all educators receive the necessary training and support to effectively meet the needs of diverse student populations. By examining the current landscape of teacher preparation, policymakers and education stakeholders can identify areas for improvement and develop strategies to promote consistency and excellence across all programs. This resource serves as a valuable tool for shaping policies and practices aimed at enhancing the overall quality of teacher education in the United States.

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