A recent feature story in Principal magazine highlights examples of P-12 and higher education programs collaborating to enhance the clinical experiences of teacher candidates.
Authored by Sharon P. Robinson, president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the article explains how using edTPA in these sites has inspired P-12 schools and teacher prep faculty to work together in new ways.
“We now have a framework and structure. The guidelines are very clear,” says Susan Copeland, principal of the University of Memphis Campus School for the College of Education. Read the article here.
A new poll finds that the American public believes more must be demanded of future teachers and those who prepare them.
The 2014 PDK International/Gallup poll found strong support for tightening entrance requirements for would-be teachers; lengthening practice teaching to a full year and requiring all candidates to pass board certification before being licensed.
The emergence of such clear public opinion comes as more states and institutions of higher education are using edTPA™ to asses new candidates and reflect on edTPA data to adjust and strengthen support for aspiring teachers. See the results here.