Teacher Preparation

Teacher training programs are facing profound challenges. Enrollment in traditional programs is down while alternative routes to the classroom proliferate. Amidst a growing call for raising the quality of the U.S. teaching force, The Hechinger Report is examining whether teachers are being adequately prepared. See all our Special Reports

Who should be in charge of licensing Mississippi’s teachers?

Task force calls for independent board to take on that role

Four reasons why there’s no substitute for classroom time in teacher training

The shortfalls of FIFA soccer, Madden NFL equivalents

What should new teachers know before they set foot in a classroom?

States turn to the experts: Teachers themselves

Arkansas schools hire untrained teachers as people lose interest in the profession

Davida Wells is a 22 year-old biology teacher. CREDIT SARAH WHITES-KODITSCHEK / ARKANSAS PUBLIC MEDIA This story was produced by Arkansas Public Media and is reprinted…

How to find minority teachers who want to stay in the job?

Schools are turning to their own former students as teaching recruits

Are uncertified teachers better than substitutes?

Nevada’s emergency response to dire shortage tests how much preparation teachers need

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Hechinger Twitter chat explores how to recruit, retain black teachers

The reason so many black teachers leave the job early

New report probes why African-American teachers become frustrated with a profession that desperately needs them

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