Colleges of Education

North Carolina Wesleyan University professor Patricia Brewer gives education major Makaela Stokes a hug after a tutoring session at the school in Rocky Mount, N.C., on March 18, 2024.
North Carolina Wesleyan University professor Patricia Brewer gives education major Makaela Stokes a hug after a tutoring session at the school in Rocky Mount, N.C., on March 18, 2024. For the past nine years, Brewer has hosted an after-school program for local families of students with disabilities where students receive tutoring from special education teacher candidates while Brewer teaches their parents to advocate for their kids.
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Families & the Community Should Working With Families Be a Core Skill for Teachers?
Just half of educator preparation programs offer a course on parent and family engagement.
Libby Stanford, April 25, 2024
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A female teacher of Asian ethnicity is helping her multi ethnic group of students with a book to read. They are all dressed casually and are at their school library.
Teacher Preparation Few Teachers Learn About 'Science of Reading' in Their Prep Programs. Some Colleges Are Working on That
As states and districts mandate evidence-based literacy practices, the burden of training in this approach falls primarily on teachers.
Elizabeth Heubeck, February 16, 2024
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School of Education teacher candidates at Dalton State College take part in an exercise in their ESOL class culture and education class in Dalton, Ga., on May 24, 2018.
Teacher-candidates at Dalton State College take part in an exercise in their English for Speakers of Other Languages culture and education class in Dalton, Ga., on May 24, 2018.
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Teacher Preparation Explainer Teacher Preparation, Explained: Alternative Routes, Enrollment Trends, and More
Learn about teacher preparation in the United States, including how new apprenticeships work and how the pipeline has recently narrowed.
Madeline Will, January 10, 2024
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Mathematics From Our Research Center Math Teachers and Math Ed. Professors Don't See Eye to Eye on Best Practices
Two EdWeek Research Center surveys reveal a disconnect between math education theory and the methods teachers actually use.
Sarah Schwartz, October 13, 2023
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Mathematics Reports K-12 Math Instruction: K-12 & Postsecondary Instructors' Experiences & Views
With connections between teacher practice and preparation in mind, we surveyed teachers to learn about how they see math instruction.
September 29, 2023
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Mathematics Do Future Teachers Have Math Anxiety? Their University Instructors Think So
Professors are split on how prepared they believe future teachers are for college-level math.
Sarah Schwartz, September 29, 2023
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Mathematics From Our Research Center Universities Are Teaching Competing Math Philosophies to Future Teachers. Why That Matters
Survey data reveal deep tensions about the value of explicit teaching, the importance of fluency, and ability grouping in math.
Sarah Schwartz, September 28, 2023
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Teacher Preparation Q&A Solving the Mismatch Between Teaching Programs’ Supply and What Districts Need
A new tool could help teaching programs better align candidates' specialties with local districts' vacancies.
Madeline Will, September 28, 2023
6 min read
College professor in front of a whiteboard with math equations and pointing to student with hand raised.
Mathematics From Our Research Center Preparing Math Teachers: What's in the Coursework?
New EdWeek survey data suggest a mix of methods and the use of textbooks over empirical research.
Sarah Schwartz, September 27, 2023
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The exterior of Teachers College, Columbia University, which will no longer house the popular—and controversial—literacy consultancy, the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project.
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Reading & Literacy Teachers College to 'Dissolve' Lucy Calkins' Reading and Writing Project
The consulting group, founded by the popular and controversial literacy icon Lucy Calkins, will soon be shutting its doors.
Sarah Schwartz, September 5, 2023
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Young male teacher with students.
Teacher Preparation What Teacher-Preparation Enrollment Looks Like, in Charts
Enrollment dropped precipitously for a decade but is beginning to flatten out—and in some states, rebound.
Madeline Will, August 28, 2023
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Latinx high school teacher helps students with robotics project.
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School & District Management How to Support Male School Leaders of Color. 6 Tips From a District-University Partnership
Chicago schools and National Louis University are working to increase school leaders who are Black and Latino men.
Denisa R. Superville, June 23, 2023
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Teacher Preparation Teaching Programs Fall Short on Reading Instruction, Review Claims
At least on paper, many programs don't give enough attention to core components. Some also include flawed methods.
Sarah Schwartz, June 13, 2023
5 min read
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School & District Management Online Training Program to Boost Number of Principals of Color Expands
A New York City education college is the latest to join an online principal training program for educators of color and equity-minded leaders.
Denisa R. Superville, May 24, 2023
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